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Tennessee Department of Health gives Heat Safety Tips

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) is sending this reminder about heat safety due to the unusually high and potentially record-breaking heat predicted in much of Tennessee this holiday weekend.

Do NOT leave children or animals in parked cars for any length of time.

High temperatures expected this holiday weekend across Middle Tennessee.

High temperatures expected this holiday weekend across Middle Tennessee.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office demonstrates Dangers of a Hot Car

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office  says seven hundred and fifty-five children have died from vehicular heatstroke since 1998 with thirteen of those deaths occurring this year according to noheatstroke.org.

Heatstroke is one of the leading causes of non-crash-related fatalities among children.  It occurs when a child is left in a hot vehicle and their core body temperature reaches about 104 degrees. A core body temperature of about 107 degrees is deadly.

Sergeant James Derico volunteered to demonstrate Hot Car Dangers.

Sergeant James Derico volunteered to demonstrate Hot Car Dangers.

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Tennessee Department of Health urges Parents, Coaches to Protect Youth Athletes from Heat

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Have your fun in the sun, but take steps to protect yourself and your family against heat-related illness.

The Tennessee Department of Health is encouraging parents and youth sports leagues to prevent heat-related injuries this summer as part of the observance of National Heat Awareness Day May 25th, 2018.

National Heat Awareness Day is May 25th, 2018.

National Heat Awareness Day is May 25th, 2018.

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Tennessee Department of Health Cautions people to Respect the Sun’s Might

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – With temperatures near the 100° mark predicted for parts of the state this week, the Tennessee Department of Health is reminding residents and visitors to “respect the sun’s might” by protecting themselves from excessive heat and intensive sunlight damage.

“When temperatures get as high as they are expected to in the upcoming days, we all need to look out for one another and make sure no one becomes a victim to the heat,” said John Benitez, MD, medical director of the TDH Emergency Preparedness Office.

High Temperatures and Bright Sun Merit Precautions to Protect Personal Health.

High Temperatures and Bright Sun Merit Precautions to Protect Personal Health.

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Six American Red Cross Tips to Stay Safe When Temperatures Rise

 

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – Extreme heat is predicted across Tennessee this weekend and the American Red Cross reminds everyone of the steps they should take to stay safe when the temperatures rise.

“High temperatures, humidity and hot, indoor environments can quickly cause heat-related emergencies,” said Faye Anderson, Tennessee River Executive Director. “Excessive heat can lead to sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.”

Temperatures across Clarksville-Montgomery County expected to be in the upper 90's with a heat index of 100 to 105 degrees this weekend.

Temperatures across Clarksville-Montgomery County expected to be in the upper 90’s with a heat index of 100 to 105 degrees this weekend.

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Clarksville Downtown Market will close early Saturday, July 18th due to heat

 

Clarksville Downtown MarketClarksville, TN – Due to the forecasted extreme heat and humidity, the Clarksville Downtown Market will close early on Saturday, July 18th.

The Clarksville Downtown Market will be open from 8:00am to noon on Public Square. Get a head start on your holiday shopping as the North Pole invades the Market this Saturday. Not only will the Market be decked out in Christmas décor, but vendors will be selling Christmas items, too.

Customers are also advised to leave their dogs at home. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws.

Clarksville Downtown Market to close early due to heath this Saturday.

Clarksville Downtown Market to close early due to heath this Saturday.

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National Weather Service issues Excessive Heat Index warning for Clarksville-Montgomery County on Sunday, July 26th

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) says that a combination of temperatures in the middle 90s and dew points in the upper 60s and low 70s will drive heat index values into the low 100s Sunday afternoon, July 26th, 2014.

This means that while the mercury will only read 94 to 96 degrees. It may feel more like 100 to 105 degrees.

Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect temperatures Sunday between 94-96 degrees, with heat index between 100 and 105 degrees.

Clarksville-Montgomery County can expect temperatures Sunday between 94-96 degrees, with heat index between 100 and 105 degrees.

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Tennessee Department of Human Services encourages Caregivers to “Look Before You Lock” when transporting Children

 

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) is reminding licensed child care providers across the state that are approved to transport children of the licensing rules and preventative measures to keep children safe when transporting them during summer months. In doing so, DHS licensing staff will be making extra visits to monitor child care agencies.

DHS is also encouraging parents and caregivers to “Look Before You Lock” car doors upon exit so that children are not left in the sweltering heat of a locked vehicle. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures image of the Dark Side of Saturn’s Rings

 

Written by Jia-Rui Cook
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The gauzy rings of Saturn and the dark side of the planet glow in newly released infrared images obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

“Looking at the Saturn system when it is backlit by the sun gives scientists a kind of inside-out view of Saturn that we don’t normally see,” said Matt Hedman, a participating scientist based at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. “The parts of Saturn’s rings that are bright when you look at them from backyard telescopes on Earth are dark, and other parts that are typically dark glow brightly in this view.”

This colorized mosaic from NASA's Cassini mission shows an infrared view of the Saturn system, backlit by the sun, from July 19th, 2013. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell)

This colorized mosaic from NASA’s Cassini mission shows an infrared view of the Saturn system, backlit by the sun, from July 19th, 2013. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona/Cornell)

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American Heart Association says “The heat is here! Is your heart ready?”

 

Heat is hard on the heart; take precautions and stay healthy

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – The calendar says it’s still spring, but the extreme temperatures we’re about to feel this week have moved this item to the top of the weekend agenda: preventing heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can have serious effects on health.

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