Severe Weather Awareness Week Concludes Today in Minnesota


It is Minnesota Severe Weather Awareness Week.

The public education campaign is promoted by the National Weather Service, Minnesota Department of Public Safety and local Emergency Management Agencies.

Friday is dedicated to heat related emergencies.

Combined with high humidity, high temperatures can create dangerous conditions. To avoid heat related ailments, drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids, avoid strenuous activity during the hottest time of day, check on the elderly, wear light weight loose clothing, and never leave children or pets in vehicles.

On warm days, vehicles act like a greenhouse and temperatures can rise to lethal levels in mere minutes.


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