States are currently hitting seasonal highs all around the country. As you peruse the nationwide geothermal forecasts all you see is red. It looks like the country is on fire. The news can't stop talking about it and you can't do enough to escape it. Here's why:
1. The heat is one of nature's best weapons against mankind. People vastly underestimate the heat's potential for destruction.
2. Too much heat and too little moisture create the perfect environment to create wildfires.
Heat StrokeToo many people underestimate the power of heat and put themselves in harm's way for far too long. It can induce heat stroke, heart conditions, breathing problems, and sometimes stroke by creating an unfavorable condition for your body to fight these things. The core issue lies in not being able to cool down. When your body can't maintain its 98.6 degree temperature it suffers badly.
You need to stay hydrated and stay cool for as long as possible to stay healthy in the heat. Drink plenty of water and find other ways to cool off during these hot months. You'll save yourself a lot of headache (at the minimum) that way.
Natural FireOther than practicing safe fire techniques outside, there's not much you can do to prevent a wild fire from (1) happening, and (2) taking down your home if it comes too close. The most you can do in that area is to monetarily cover your home with fire insurance. Fire insurance can step in to help you return your life to normal after a wild fire engulfs your home and possessions.
Stay on top of the heat this summer. Drink plenty of water. Find safe haven from the heat. Don't let natural fires tear your home apart without fire insurance.