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Take precaution in summer heat

Posted at 5:50 PM, Jul 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 18:50:51-04

With these dangerous temperatures take a minute and check on someone you know and love.

Those needing special attention are children and the elderly and even pets.

Everyone is urged to take the necessary precautions.

"A lot of medication they may take can cause different heat related illnesses," said Lynda Southard, Information Specialist, Cajun Area Agency on Aging. "So good to follow what your doctor says, if its okay for them to drink lots of fluid thats very important to stay hydrated. check on your neighboors if you have elderly neighboors its a good idea if you dont see them just make sure their okay."