07 Jun '11, 6pm

Prepare for hot weather B4 it happens. Tomorrow & Thursday will be HOT in Providence. Ready? www.readyprov.com

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness. The best defense is prevention and how to reduce the risks. (from Center for Disease Control). Helping older adults plan for extreme heat Prepare your home early. Repair or replace your air conditioner before you need it. Don't wait until a heat wave to buy a fan! Know your community evacuation routes. Prolonged hot weather often means drought, which greatly increases the risk of wild fires where you live. Get a kit, make a family plan , from ready.gov Keep food safe in case of a blackout - know ahead of time what you can do to keep food safe during an emergency. - from USDA Food Inspection and Safety. Hot tips for a cool summer . Tips to help you and your family find ways to help reduce pollution and learn about the environment. Doing little things can go a long way to having a cool summer.

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/naturalevents/extremeheat.html

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