How to beat the summer heat

CENTRAL TEXAS - We probably sound like a broken record. But, it's hot out there.

August is one of the hottest months here in Central Texas, and while we joke about it, the summer heat in Texas is no laughing matter. 

Heat kills more people than all other natural disasters.

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Meteorologist Nathan Gogo has some tips on how you can stay safe this summer in the heat:

  • Make sure to wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and stay hydrated throughout the day
  • Your car is many times the hottest thing around. Try rolling down your windows when you first start driving so you can help circulate the air
  • Listen to your body. If you feel dizzy or nauseous, take a break and drink water
  • When temperatures climb to above 105-degrees, heat exhaustion or heat stroke can occur in just minutes
  • Get out early in the morning or late at night to avoid the hottest hours of the day
  • But whatever you do, don't let the heat ruin all the fun this summer

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