With temperatures expected to hit in the triple digits for this week and into the next, the homeless and others who can’t escape the heat on their own will be able to seek relief in a number of public places offering air conditioning.
High temperatures can pose serious dangers for those without a place to cool down. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports some of the more frequent heat-related illnesses are: sunburn, heat rash, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke. Rising temperatures can also lead to dehydration, heat-induced insomnia, and can make it harder to keep food from spoiling when it is being kept outdoors.
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