Residents of Minnesota are bracing for a record-breaking heatwave this week, with temperatures set to reach 100 degrees on Thursday. Although there is a 20-30% chance of rain on most days, this is unlikely to affect the scorching temperatures.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued a news release, with tips on how to deal with the sweltering heat. They advise people to limit their time outside and seek refuge in air-conditioned public areas, if possible. Curtains or awnings can also be used over windows to keep the inside of a house cool. Additionally, all people should drink plenty of fluids, even when not thirsty, especially vulnerable people such as younger children and older adults.
FEMA launched a #SummerReady campaign in June to enhance awareness and promote safety in extreme weather. People can stay updated on the latest weather forecasts and safety measures available on the FEMA website.