The summer heatwave continues in Northwest Georgia. Here are reminders from Tim Herrington, Director of the Floyd County Emergency Management Agency – limit outdoor activity to early in the morning or late in the evening. If you have to work outdoors during the hottest part of the day, take frequent breaks. And drink plenty of water!
Floyd County residents are also reminded by Herrington to avoid a potential tragedy by refraining from leaving kids or pets in hot cars. And be sure that outdoor pets have access to shade and water.
Herrington says that, as summer camps continue and with band, football, and cheerleading camps about to begin, it is wise to ensure that kids have plenty of water and don’t get overwhelmed by the heat.
Additional tips on how to beat the summer heat may be obtained from Floyd County EMA’s mobile app, which may be downloaded for free from Apple’s App Store and Google Play.