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We’ve had a relatively mild summer here in the Volunteer State, but the last few days, and the next few, are making up for it. While still not as bad as the summers just two or three years ago, this heat wave has had indices of 105+ and that trend will continue according to the NWS for the next few days.

The heat can be a killer if you don’t take precautions, so once more make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Try to schedule outdoor and strenuous activity for early morning or late afternoon rather than the heat of the day. If you stop sweating, then seek medical attention as that can be the first sign of heat exhaustion or even heat stroke.

Keep and eye on children, especially those engaged in outdoor activity. And watch pets as well. Make sure they have plenty of water, and shade to lie in if they are outside.

Take care of yourselves!

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