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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
904 AM CDT Wed Jun 25 2014

...Missouri Summer Weather Safety Week...

This week is Missouri Summer Weather Safety Day. Temperatures are on
the rise and thunderstorms can often develop at any time in the hot,
humid air. Now is a good time to remind yourself of the dangers
posed by summer weather, primarily excessive heat and lightning.

Here are some basic excessive heat safety rules you should use this
summer.

Drink plenty of water and natural fruit juices...even if you do not
feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic beverages and drinks with caffeine
such as coffee, tea, and colas.

Wear loose fitting, lightweight, light colored clothing. Use sunscreen
and wear a wide-brimmed hat. Remember that sunburn reduces the
skin`s ability to provide cooling.

Avoid going out during the hottest time of the day. Take frequent
breaks if working during the heat of the day.

Inside during the day...keep shades drawn and blinds closed. Use air
conditioning whenever possible. Even just two hours per day in air
conditioning can significantly reduce the risk of heat related
illness.

Fans should only be used in a ventilated room. Blow hot air out a
window during the day. Then reverse the fan at night to blow cooler
air into the room.

$$

WFO LSX





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