Summer weather creates unique challenges for everyone. When the temperatures soar, Dominion urges all residents, especially the elderly and young children, to take precautions when going out in the heat and to limit outdoor activities.
Avoid strenuous outdoor activity. If you must work outside, take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids. Do not wait until you are thirsty.
Stay indoors in a cool place, especially during the afternoon when temperatures are highest. If you must go outdoors, wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Try to wear natural products such as cotton and avoid synthetics.
Be especially sensitive to pets, allowing them to stay inside when possible and keep them hydrated with plenty of water.
These simple, inexpensive tips can help keep your home more comfortable and may reduce the amount of electricity you use:
Few people really understand the dangers associated with lightning, so it is important to learn how to reduce your risk. Lightning can be fascinating to watch, but is an underrated killer. In the United States, there are an estimated 25 million lightning flashes each year.
Lightning killed an average of 62 people per year in the United States over the past 30 years, based on documented cases. Hundreds more are struck but survive.
Additional lightning information: