Here are some Hot Weather Tips adapted from suggestions by Operation Weather Survival, a coalition of local government and philanthropic groups:
Stay cool. Keep out of the direct sun and wear loose fitting clothing.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water or fruit juices.
Eat regularly. Prepare and eat light, healthy meals.
Stay in touch. Reach out to your friends and family. Call 2-1-1 from any Missouri land line for help.
Plan ahead. Know what you and your pets will do if the power goes out.
Recognize an emergency. If you or someone you know needs help, call 9-1-1.
NOTE: 1-800-427-4626 is an alternative number to 2-1-1.
Read more detailed heat survival tips here.