The Hot Seat
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Image of Gayle sitting outside in very hot weather.










GAYLE
The heat is on! Are you ready?
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: What should you do with windows that get morning or afternoon sun?
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Image of Gayle sitting outside in very hot weather.
GAYLE: Yes! Keeping the sun out will keep the room cooler.
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Image of Gayle sitting outside in very hot weather.
GAYLE:  Actually, you want to keep the shades closed. Keeping the sun out will keep the room cooler.
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: During a heat wave, you should stay inside as much as possible.
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GAYLE: True – stay inside!
But what if you don't have air conditioning?
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GAYLE
Oops! Stay inside!
But what if you don't have air conditioning?
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RAY: A pool sounds nice, but it's best to be someplace with air conditioning.
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RAY: Smart move!
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: That may feel good, but it wastes electricity. Go someplace with air conditioning.
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GAYLE: What should you wear in extreme heat?
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RAY: A bathing suit is fine for swimming. But loose-fitting, light-colored clothes will keep you the coolest.
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: Actually, dark colors absorb the sun's rays. Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: You got it! Loose-fitting, light-colored clothing will keep you the coolest.
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GAYLE: What else should you wear?
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RAY: It's good to protect your eyes from the sun. But you need a hat with a brim to protect your face and head.
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RAY: Right! It's important to protect your face and head.
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: Protect your face and head with a wide-brimmed hat.
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GAYLE: How else can you protect yourself from the heat?
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GAYLE: Water is like air conditioning for your body!
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Image of Gayle sitting outside in very hot weather.
GAYLE: Ice cubes would melt quickly. Drink lots of water.
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Image of Gayle sitting outside in very hot weather.
GAYLE: Playing in water is fun. But don't forget to drink lots of water, too.
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Last question!
RAY: If you're outside, you should sit in a parked car to stay out of the sun.
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Image of Ray standing outside in very hot weather.
RAY: Never, ever sit in a parked car during a heat wave!
The temperature inside a parked car can be much higher than outside and the heat can be deadly – for pets and for people.
Close up of Gayle, Sonny, and Raina. GAYLE: Congratulations! You survived extreme heat.