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It's HOT out there; here are some tips to stay safe in the heat

It's HOT out there; here are some tips to stay safe in the heat

TRI-CITIES, Wash. -- The sun is out and it's strong this week--with temperatures set to be in the hundreds for the next few days.

Health leaders have a warning with advice on what you should know to stay safe during these boiling summer days. Health advocates also worry about parents accidently leaving children and pets in cars--with this extreme heat, cars can get dangerously hot in just a few minutes, and leaving windows open for air circulation isn't enough.

For those who have to be out and about during the hot times of day, be careful.

"One of the most important things is staying hydrated,” said Kathleen Clary-Cooke of Safe Kids Benton-Franklin. “Drinking lots of water, taking breaks, getting into the shade when you can. So if you don’t have to be out in the direct sun, avoid it."

Health experts recommend running errands in the early morning or late evening hours. Officials also recommend you check on elderly neighbors--they're more susceptible to heat.

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