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Summer has finally arrived and it's time to take some extra precautions. Intense heat can create serious health problems. Humans can acclimatize to the heat; it takes about a week for our bodies to adjust. However, temperatures above 90 degrees seldom persist in Portland long enough for people to truly "get used to the heat."
Portland Fire & Rescue reminds you to prepare yourself and family for the hot temperatures that are predicted. Remember, elderly persons, small children, and those with chronic health issues are particularly susceptible to heat reactions.
For tips to "stay cool," make sure to:
For more tips and information, visit the Portland Office of Emergency Management Web site.
Looking for a place to cool down? Visit Portland Parks and Recreation's Web site to view a list of community centers, parks, and pools.
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July 7, 2010