Town provides safety tips, offers ways to ‘beat the heat’ amid summer temperatures

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Amid increasingly high temperatures expected to affect our area as the summer season rolls forward, the Town of Kill Devil Hills is reminding the public to “beat the heat” as a combination of high temperatures and humidity has the potential to create dangerous conditions.

The Town offers the following safety tips:

  • Stay hydrated.
  • Wear light clothing.
  • Take breaks under the shade or by the AC.
  • Avoid high-energy activities outdoors during midday heat.

The Town also offers the following reminders:

It is NEVER safe to leave a child, disabled or elderly person or a pet locked in a car (even in the winter.) When left in a hot car, people and animals can die of heatstroke within a matter of minutes. Leaving the windows slightly open DOES NOT decrease the heating rate enough.

If it’s too hot for you to walk barefoot on the asphalt or sand, it’s too hot for your dog! Try to keep them in grassy areas when out for walks.

For more tips on how to stay cool this summer, visit