Lightning Storm Safety Tips To Keep In Mind This Summer — And Beyond

Florida LightningLightning storms can be unnerving experiences, whether you are indoors or outside when they occur. If you are outside enjoying an activity this summer or into the fall, be sure to check the forecast before you head out. Check the sky occasionally and be ready to seek shelter if you hear thunder or start to see thunder clouds forming.

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Staying Safe at the Water Park

children sliding down a water slideWhen the temperatures rise, packing up the entire family for a day at the local water park is a good way to spend time together and stay cool. But that doesn’t mean that your safety and awareness should go on vacation.

Among the water attractions, cooling spray zones and wave pools are some very real risks. Young children, especially those that don’t swim, are at high risk in these unfamiliar and fast paced environments. Sunburn and getting overheated can also be risks. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can enjoy all that water parks have to offer and minimize your risk.

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Water Safety for You & Your Family

Little girl in a life jacketSummer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water and water sports. However, it also brings with it some major risks. Water-related injuries and deaths occur each year – but you don’t have to be a statistic. With these tips, you can help keep your entire family safe no matter what type of watery fun you may be enjoying.

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Avoiding and Treating Heatstroke

Girl Drinking WaterHeatstroke – also known as sunstroke – is a serious condition that can cause brain damage, internal organ damage or even death. It can either follow milder heat-related illnesses like heat cramps and heat exhaustion – or it can come out of nowhere with no previous signs.

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Beach Safety Made Simple

iStock_000017678455Small (1)Your summer days may be full of fun and excitement, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore your personal safety or the safety of those you’re with. If you’re headed to the beach, there are some risks you need to be aware of. Protect your friends, family and yourself by being vigilant when you’re enjoying the surf and the sand.

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Think Safety First When Enjoying the Pool this Summer

Children at PoolSince swimming is the most popular activity as the mercury starts to climb, chances are you and your family are going to be spending some time in and around the water. You can’t afford to let summer pool safety fall off the radar when enjoying this pastime.

Drowning is the leading cause of death and unintentional injury for children between the ages of one and four. A tragedy can occur in as little as two inches of water, which means you need to be on your guard at all times.

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