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Tips for avoiding heat-related illness


August 26, 2021

Take precautions during periods of high temperatures and humidity.

With heat indexes topping 100 degrees in some parts of the state this week, hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans are at risk of developing heat-related illnesses. Following these valuable tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can help lessen your chances of developing heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Wear appropriate clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Stay cool indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library-even a few hours spent in air co...

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