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Be careful as heat index rises over summer

The summer heat is early this year, but it is as deadly as ever.

Temperatures and humidity have sent the heat index into the 100s, which can be fatal.

With these hot temperatures, people can fall victim to heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke.

Know the signs of these dangerous conditions and take preventative steps.

Do not spend any more time outside than necessary, and be sure to drink plenty of fluids and take frequent breaks to stay cool.

Summer is supposed to be a time of fun, but it can also be dangerous. Enjoy your summer, but respect the heat and take care of yourself and your family.