Hot Weather Advisory

Heat 2People are reminded not to leave children or pets inside vehicles. With the temperatures in the 90s and the heat index at 100 or more, leaving them in a vehicle can lead to death. As the temperature inside a vehicle can escalate by 15 degrees in just 10 minutes and with the hot temperatures and high humidity death can come very quickly. Even if you leave the windows rolled down some, the temperatures inside a vehicle can become deadly. Please take children in the store or leave them at home with someone as it would be better than death.
Also each year, countless animals die because they are left in cars on hot days.
Doctor René Carlson, President of the American Veterinary Medical Association says, when it comes to your pet’s safety and health, every minute counts. Leaving your pet in a hot car can cause the animal to suffer a heat-stroke, a life-threatening condition.
Sally Berryman, with the Coffee County Humane Society also reminds us that we need to take care of all animals in the extreme heat even when they’re not in a hot car. They need plenty of water, food and shelter just like humans.
We also ask that you check on your elderly family members and neighbors during this time. Make sure they have water and food plus check to see they have at least a fan to keep them cooler.