Summer brings high temperatures but when a heat wave hits with high temperatures for long periods it is especially rough. For those in areas not used to the heat, it can be very dangerous. These tips and ideas are meant to help you stay cool during a heat wave, even if you don't live in an air conditioned building.
This article is NOT intended to treat or diagnose any illness. Please seek the help of a medical professional with health questions and concerns. Know the symptoms of heat illness, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Even someone used to the heat can be quickly overcome when the conditions are right.