Weather Alert

Cars Can Become Deadly In Intense Heat

BEAVERTON, Or— Temperatures in the mid to high 90’s can be a killer for drivers and their passengers.  Even falling asleep in the car at lunch could make you sick.  Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue reminds us not to go out to a hot car unlock it and get right in.  The best thing to do is open all the windows put the emergency brake on start the car and turn on the air.  That can keep you from getting burned by the stirring wheel or the seat.

Lt. Dexter Kindal with Station 64 says, “it’s not unusual for the interior of a vehicle to heat up to 150 degrees on just an 80 degree day”  Families should plan to leave home early to run errands to avoid kids getting too grumpy.

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