Extreme heat creates concern for children, the elderly, pets and power grid
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SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Yes, it is crazy hot lately and while there is nothing you can do to about changing the weather, you can take steps to avoid it’s harmful effects.

Daily afternoon and evening temperatures are going to be into the triple digits for the rest of the week. The “feels like” temperatures will be 105-110 degrees along and east of I-35 and along and south of U.S. 90. Some isolated locations could briefly exceed 110 degrees. The Hill Country will see 100-105 degrees.

The heat can be dangerous for everybody, especially the elderly, young children and pets.

It’s best to avoid strenuous outdoor activities during those peak heat times. If you need to mow the lawn, do it early in the morning or late in the evening.

Drink a lot…of WATER, wear light weight, loose fitting clothing and take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning.

With no rain in the forecast there’s also an increase in fire danger.  Tips to avoid inadvertently starting a fire include not parking your vehicle or letting it idle in tall, dry grass. Don’t toss cigarette butts on the ground and avoid operating welding or grinding equipment near dry grass.

When it gets this hot there’s always increased demand for electricity. That’s going to put a lot of strain on the electric grid.

Local providers are asking customers to reduce electricity use between the hours of 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

They’re urging you to avoid doing laundry and running the dishwasher in that time span.

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