Leaders Take Up Hot Weather Safety Campaign

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 4:13pm

EL PASO - We all know how hot it can get in the borderland in the summer.

Today, the Extreme Weather Task Force kicked off its annual summer fan drive and hot weather safety awareness campaign. They handed out fans to some folks with the goal of keeping them safe from heat-related illnesses and death.

"Infants...senior citizens and...other people with conditions, taking certain medications, are the ones that are mostly affected by the weather-related illnesses,” said Dr. Hector Ocaranza, with the El Paso Health Authority.

City leaders said part of the problem, is that some families don't have air conditioning in their homes, which becomes an issue, when temperatures rise.

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