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Preparations for Traveling in Extreme Heat Important, Says KDEM

heat roadsA heat mirage from a roadway in Louisiana (photo credit: Division of Emergency Management officials want people to stay safe as they travel for the Fourth of July holiday. Deputy Director Angee Morgan says people often don't prepare for a heat emergency when driving:

Morgan also wants to remind people that in hot, dry weather, it doesn't take much to start a devastating blaze. Officials are urging people to take the heat seriously, respect local burn bans, and gather fire extinguishing materials such as a water bucket or garden hose before using fireworks. A list of counties that have instituted burn bans is available here.


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