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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Be conscious of heat at night as well as during the day

Unusually high humidity can actually make nighttime temperatures more dangerous than daytime highs because our bodies don't have time to recover. It's possible for a person to lose up to two liters of fluids overnight through sweating if the temperature remains above 85 degrees.

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