Today is Missouri Summer Safety Day and National Excessive Heat Awareness Day.
The National Weather Service, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, and the State Emergency Management Agency are promoting a campaign have joined together to urge people to be more aware of high heat, lightning, and flooding - all summer weather hazards.
Several web sites can help you learn more about each of the hazards, so when the weather turns very hot or stormy, you'll be prepared.
Check out these sites:
- The National Weather Service Springfield, Missouri "Playing it Safe in the Ozarks" Summer Hazards page -
- The National Weather Service national Lightning Safety page
- The National Weather Service national Heat Safety page
- Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services offers a statewide cooling center map and information on hyperthermia
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