Heat wave tips from a guy in Texas...
A lot of folks are dealing with temperatures that are well above normal for where they live. I worry about you. That's why I started this thread.
In Texas, 100-degree weather happens every summer. Just like you folks up North know how to deal with ice and snow, we down here know how to deal with really hot temperatures.
Tell everybody you know... stay hydrated. Even if you are not thirsty, drink water. TIP: If you don't need to pee as often as normal, you are not drinking enough water.
BTW, carbonated soft drinks are not a replacement for water. Sports drinks like Gatorade are good -- they provide hydration and minerals you lose when you sweat. Coca-Cola does not. Neither does beer. Beer will certainly make you pee, but not for the right reasons. A cold beer is great on a hot day, but it is not a replacement for water.
Also, look after your neighbors, especially elderly neighbors -- especially if they don't have air-conditioning. Don't wait for them to ask you for help. Check on them regularly. And, make sure they drink enough water!!!
If your home does not have air conditioning, think about getting what we call a "window shaker" down here -- a window AC -- and use it to cool off one room in your house. They should cost about 100 to 150 bucks, American. Anyone who jacks up the price during a deadly heat wave should go to prison, IMO.
If you do have AC, and you have a vulnerable friend or neighbor, like a young child or elderly person, let them come to your house during the hottest times.
Treat this heat wave like a reverse blizzard. Both can kill you... unnecessarily.
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