Faribault Emergency Management Director Has Heat Safety Tips
Dustin Dienst, Faribault's Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director told KDHL AM Minnesota listeners today the Heat Advisory put into place for the area from Noon Monday through 6:00 p.m.Tuesday is due to high Heat Index values.
The peak values are anticipated to be along the Minnesota River. A cold front is supposed to move through the area Tuesday evening with temperatures falling quickly overnight.
Often when a cold front replaces a warm front storms occur. Dienst says they will be keeping a close eye on the possible development.
The Twin Cities metro area is also included in the Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service.
A Harvard 2018 study found heat is not good for the brain. Students who lived in dorms without air conditioning did worse on cognitive tests then those who had A/C.
Another 2018 study published in Clinical & Translational Allergy found suddenly going from intense heat into very cool air conditioning whether it be in a house, car or work can be a strain on the body.
The suggestion is for people to have their A/C at a temperature of 77 degrees when temperatures are over 90 degrees because there is not as much of a jolt to the system.
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends changing the filters in your central A/C and in-room air conditioner at least once a month to keep the air cleaner.
The National Weather Service says as with most medical issues populations that have physical, social, or economic factors that result in a higher-risk for heat-related impacts are people age 65 plus, infants under 1 year old, homeless, poor, people with mobility restrictions or mental impairments, people taking certain medications, people under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Check out our AM Minnesota program for Monday, July 18, 2022 below. Also covered during the interview is what to do if storms hit the Rice County Fair specifically but you could use this information if you are in other locations also.
Remember to stay hydrated which is a good recommendation all the time not just during heat waves but you do need more hydration with the warmer temperatures.
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