Tips to stay safe, cool in heat

Published On: Jul 02 2013 01:07:50 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2016 10:03:58 AM CDT

With high temperatures searing a large portion of the United States this week, click on for tips for staying cool -- and safe -- when the mercury rises.

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Do not leave children in cars

Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.

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