Some commonsense tips for dealing with hot weather:

n Slow down.

n Drink plenty of water.

n Find a cool place out of the sun.

n Check on elderly neighbors.

n Make sure children don’t overheat.

n Give pets plenty of water and never leave them alone in a vehicle with the windows rolled up.

n Be aware of symptoms of heat-related illness, such as cramps, headaches or nausea. At its most severe, heat stroke can be life-threatening.

Source: Massachusetts state officials

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