El Paso Extreme Weather Task Force Handing Out Fans
The city cooked yesterday a record 106 degrees, and that has El Paso officials reminding people to take some precautions about how to survive this heat.
There are a couple of things to remember:
- Check on elderly family members and friends – Elderly people die all the time in this heat, so make sure their air conditioning is working, or that they have a working fan.
- Hard to believe we need to say this one, but, don’t leave pets or children in cars. Period. Ever. A cracked window isn’t enough to keep them from being overcome with the heat and either getting really sick, or, in the worst cases, dying.
- Try not to run major appliances during the day, like dish washers, or washers and dryers. It makes your house hotter, and you use more electricity, and therefore more money.
- If you, or someone you know, needs a fan, you can contact the Extreme Weather Task Force. Walmart donated 300 fans to the Task Force yesterday. If you need a fan, you can call 211. If you would like to donate a fan, you can drop them off at any El Paso Fire Station.