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Tips to stay safe in summer weather
June 12, 2018 | 3:20 PM
by Courtesy of StatePoint
Before heading to the pool or packing that picnic lunch, check the weather report to make smart decisions about where the day will carry you.
 
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Getting outdoors this summer? Keep in mind that weather patterns can be extreme at this time of year, introducing new safety hazards. Get weather-ready in the following ways.

Prepare for the heat

When planning a day outdoors, most people pack items such as sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. However, summer heat can be dangerous if you’re not prepared, so consider the following: Make sure your vehicle’s air conditioning is in good working order well before a trip, have a rain umbrella on hand to shield you from the sun, as well as frozen water bottles and instant cold packs that can help cool you down quickly. Lastly, make sure you have plenty of water on hand when travelling with pets, and be sure to keep them out of unattended cars where temperatures can quickly reach fatal levels.

Know what’s coming



Before heading to the pool or packing that picnic lunch, check the weather report to make smart decisions about where the day will carry you. For 24/7 access to accurate weather information, you can keep the world’s largest, fastest-growing and most trusted provider of weather forecasts and warnings at your fingertips with the AccuWeather app for your mobile device.

Available on iOS and Android, the app can help users prepare for intense heat, lightning, beach hazards and flooding prior to summer travel, events, and activities. It also provides access to educational resources on the health impacts of different weather events, including safety tips and resources, personalised weather preparedness plans, detailed checklists and more.

Helpful year-round, the app can be particularly informative in summer, with its wealth of tips and resources on topics like avoiding rip tides, staying safe in extreme heat and preparing for tropical storms. To access these resources and download the app, visit AccuWeather.com/Ready.

With a little preparation, you can make the most of the summer and your travel plans by dodging common weather risks and hazards.



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