Heat watch: There is more hot weather ahead -- be watchful of neighbors
There are more than a few people in this county who might be suffering from the effects of the oppressive heat -- and no one would ever know.
They might be senior citizens or shut-ins, people who might not have a lot of family and friends to check on them.
And there are other concerns, too, for pets who might be left outside too long, or children who might be playing a little too hard for too long in the sun.
Truth is, there are many reasons to be watching as the area tries to recover from the more than 100 degree heat index.
So take some time to check on your neighbors over the next few days. If you have a spare fan or room at your dinner table for someone with nowhere else to turn, offer to share.
And if you see children in need of popsicles, why not buy 24 instead of 12?
We can weather this stretch -- if we remember to look out for each other.
Published in Editorials on July 6, 2012 10:45 AM