The City of Manhattan has issued some precautions you can take to you and your neighbors are able to deal with the summer weather safely.
Never leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles, check on family members and neighbors, especially those who are older, If you have to be outside wear light, loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks in the shade.
Know the signs of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, avoid high-energy activities, stay indoors n an air-conditioned area as much as possible, and check on your pets, bring them inside and provide them with plenty of cool water.
In Manhattan cooling locations open to the public include the Douglass Community Center, Flint Hills Discovery Center, K-State Student Union, Manhattan City Hall Lobby, Manhattan Public Library, Manhattan Town Center, Riley County, and the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center.
In Junction City some cooling locations include the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, Geary County Health Department conference room, or the Junction City Municipal Building Gym.