canada africa partner reservation Record heat in Miami, Fort Lauderdale – NBC 6 South Florida

Record heat in Miami, Fort Lauderdale – NBC 6 South Florida

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After a weekend of scorching temperatures, South Florida set heat records on Sunday.

Fort Lauderdale and Miami each had record highs of 95 degrees.

The record temperatures came as South Florida was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, which was in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday.

Tips for dealing with the heat

The Red Cross and National Weather Service (NWS) have a series of recommendations to cope with high-temperature days and prevent health problems.

  • The general basic recommendation is to stay hydrated, wear light clothing and protect yourself from the sun when doing outdoor activities.
  • One of the first warnings concerns vehicles, as the heat inside a car can be fatal. “Never leave children or pets in your vehicle. The interior temperature of the vehicle can quickly reach 120 degrees,” the Red Cross says.
  • It is also recommended to avoid excessive consumption of caffeinated or alcoholic beverages.
  • If you don’t have air conditioning, seek relief from the heat during the hottest hours of the day, for example in libraries, theaters and shopping centers.
  • It is also advisable to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations. Avoid exercising outdoors during the hottest hours of the day.
  • Take regular breaks when working outside and check regularly that pets are not affected by the heat. Make sure they have plenty of fresh water and shade.