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Keep Your Cool In Hot Weather

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Kentuckians are advised to follow some common-sense safety tips to keep your cool during this period of extreme heat.

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"It's wise to follow some general precautions, given the extremity of this heat wave," said Governor Fletcher, a physician. "Generally speaking, when temperatures rise to the upper 90s or low 100s, there are some real risks of heat-related illness or ailments."

According to William Hacker, M.D., acting undersecretary for health and public health commissioner, following these precautions can make the difference between just being hot or being seriously ill: