- For your reference, 3 liters is just shy of a gallon. Recycle your milk gallon when it's empty by filling it up with water! The average child requires 1-2 liters, depending on the age. Just think of an empty 2 liter Coke bottle...that's how much water a kid playing outside today needs!
- One of the treatments for someone suffering from a heat-related illness is to put them in a cool bath of water. But you can't put ice in the water, because that can cause too quick of a temperature drop...you don't want hypothermia!
- And here are the symptoms of Heat Exhaustion (a step below heat stroke):
- Did you know: Heat-related deaths were the #1 weather killer in the U.S. in 2010? Not tornadoes, not hurricanes, not lightning! Flood, the long-term #1 killer, came in second in 2010.
- For your reference, here is a Heat Index chart (from the National Weather Service) along with the associated heat-related illnesses that can occur:
Learn more from the CDC about heat safety by clicking here for their extensive resources.
Stay safe and cool!
--Meteorologist Carrie Rose