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Heat Safety

Aug 20, 2021
HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) — With school back in session in the Rio Grande Valley, more students are back outdoors for sports and band practices. For some students, it is the first time back to outdoor practices in months.

Since August is the hottest month for the RGV as well as the entire state, local doctors are urging high schools to be careful when out in the heat.

“Stay out of the sun try not to do work at those excessive temperatures,” said Dr. Ameer Hassan.

The RGV is no stranger to hot temperatures in the late summer and fall. While high schools continue their outdoor sports practices, doctors say there is a risk.

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