Heat Wave Continues; Cooling Center Opens For Lunch


Our Daily Bread is serving sack lunches from 10 AM to 1 PM this week, Tuesday through Thursday.

During this heat wave, you are invited to stop there and enjoy a nice cool place to eat lunch.

As the extreme heat continues today, the Logan County Health District shares some tips to stay cool:

Don’t be caught unaware as highs spike this week.

  • Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness and recommended first aid steps.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. If you don’t have access to air conditioning at home, find places in your community with AC, such as a local cooling center, library, or shopping mall.
  • Keep your home as cool as possible. For example, roughly 40% of unwanted heat buildup in our homes is through windows. Use awnings or curtains to keep the heat out, and check the weather stripping on doors and windows to keep the cool air in.
  • If you must be outside, find shade. Avoid strenuous activity, cover your head with a hat wide enough to protect your face, and wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • NEVER leave people or pets in a parked car.
  • Consider pet safety. If they are outside, make sure they have plenty of cool water and access to comfortable shade. Asphalt and dark pavement can be very hot to your pet’s feet.