How to stay safe in the summer heat

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – Friday’s high is nearly 90 degrees, and experts say you don’t want to leave your animals or children in a hot car.

We have reported on several situations where animals have been left behind in hot cars this summer.

On July 14, a man originally wanted for shoplifting was later charged with animal cruelty after Pikeville police discovered he had left a car at the scene with a dog trapped in it for nearly two hours.

Then, on July 21, Middlesoboro police charged a Tennessee man with leaving his dog in a hot car at a Walmart; One quote says that the windows of the car are “completely rolled up”.

The WYMT weather team said if the outside temperature is 70 degrees it only takes 10 minutes for the inside of a car to reach 90 degrees.

“To keep it cooler for yourself when you get back in, crack the windows just a little to let some of the heat that builds up in them escape,” said WYMT forecaster Brandon Robinson. “It will still be hot, but it won’t be scorching hot when you come in; if the windows were up and had no cracks at all. “

Hazard cops tell us if you see a child or animal in a hot car you should call 911.

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