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Irving Police Department Provides Summer Heat Safety Tips

Demonstration of how quickly a vehicle can heat up (courtesy of Irving PD)

June 20 marks the official start of summer, and Irving is expected to experience high temperatures.  The Irving Police Department has provided some safety tips to stay cool and safe:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
  • Protect Your Skin: Use sunscreen with a high SPF.
  • Limit Outdoor Activities: Avoid prolonged outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and seek shade when possible.
  • Be Weather Aware: Keep an eye out for severe weather, including thunderstorms, flash floods, heat advisories, and air quality alerts.
  • Water Safety: Supervise swimmers and use life jackets, vests, or floaties.
  • Prevent Bug Bites: Use insect repellents containing DEET.
  • Vehicle Safety: Never leave children or pets in a parked vehicle, as temperatures inside can rise quickly.

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