The heat will be rising to around 90 or so this week, and while that may not qualify as extreme, it is some of the warmest weather we have seen this year.  You are being reminded to check in on the elderly, and take steps to make sure pets stay safe too with heat indices at 100 degrees or above again today.  

5A’s Executive Director Ric Jun tells The Big Z a little common sense goes a long way.

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He says that’s because the animals are likely to bathe in the water, turning the water dirty.  As for the elderly, Alton Memorial Hospital’s Dave Whaley also preaches common sense.

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Kids and the elderly are the most susceptible to heat related problems including heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, so health officials advise you make it a point to check on them regularly. 


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