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What to Avoid During Rockford’s Current Heatwave

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As I write this, Rockford’s current temperature reading is only 84 degrees. However, before the day is out, we’ll see temps over 90 degrees with a heat index that goes even higher. The next several days may bring even warmer temperatures–maybe even as high as 95.

We’ve got heat-related warnings and info all over the place:

Depending on your age, you’ve probably heard all the “make sure you _______” in this hot weather” advise that you can handle. You know what to do to handle this kind of heat, right? Won’t drinking plenty of ice-cold water and hanging out in front of your box fan take care of any heat-related problems?

In a word: No.

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