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July 20, 2012MO |  By: Campbell

Keeping Cool

Temperatures are expected to continue to climb through the beginning of August, and could even extend until October.

With the extreme heat and little to no rain in the near forecast, members of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services have set up cooling stations to help. Cooling stations offer water and air conditioning to those who may not have it, or to anyone having difficulty beating the heat in their own homes. Director of Communications for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Gena Terlizzi says they are offering an online interactive map to help find these cooling stations.

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Terlizzi says keeping yourself cool in the current heat is a life and death situation.

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To beat the heat, Terlizzi recommends you drink lots of water, and limit the intake of alcoholic beverages or drinks with a high sugar content....wear light colored, loose fitting clothing that covers as much skin as possible, and stay indoors during the heat of the day if possible. With air conditioners working full blast, she adds it's also important to conserve energy by reducing the amount of electricity you're using in other parts of your house.