Level II Heat Advisory in San Antonio

drinking waterIf you’ve lived in San Antonio for any period of time, you are probably used to hot summers by now. But the stretch of weather we’ve seen over the past couple of days is hot – even by south Texas standards.

In fact, it’s been so hot that Metro Health has issued a Level II Heat Advisory. Those are issued when the heat indices are above 105 and the low temperature is above 80 for two consecutive days.

One of the biggest warnings that comes along with a Level II Heat Advisory is the reminder to stay cool. It sounds like common sense, but how many times have you pushed the boundaries of, “Whoa, I’m really, really hot” while working out in the yard? If you or someone you know doesn’t have air conditioning, there are plenty of places you can go to stay cool – a community swimming pool, the library, the mall or the movie theater immediately come to mind. Part of staying cool involves staying hydrated. If you do have to be outside for a portion of time during the day, make sure you have drinking water on standby and drink a good amount of it.

So keep those things in mind as temperatures continue to peak in triple digits over the next couple of days. Stay cool…and stay hydrated!

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