Summer weather poses threat for heat strokes

Summer weather is right around the corner which means, so too are the risks of heat strokes.

Health officials say children are particularly at risk, because their bodies can heat up three to five times faster than adults.

Safe Kids Delaware says it’s never okay to leave a child alone in a car even for a minute. Cheryl Littlefield, the Sussex County chairman, tells us cars can heat up 19 degrees within ten minutes.

“We just need to get the word out. We need to make people aware that this can happen even for a minute and people are so in a hurry these days that you need to get yourself to make reminders for yourself.” Says Littlefield.

Littlefield says if you see a child in a car by him or herself, do not hesitate to contact authorities.

She says another important tip is to not let a child play with keys, because there’s a risk he or she could get accidentally locked into a car.

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