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It's Still Hot; How Do You Stay Cool?

For the last several days the Bay Area has experienced a heat wave, an unusual occurrence for this time of year.

It's an Indian Summer—and boy it's hot.

The temperature in Los Gatos is 95 degrees fahrenheit as of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to weather.com.

Town Park Plaza, at the corner Montebello and Broadway in downtown Los Gatos, features an interactive water fountain that's perfect for kids and adults to splash around in the water. 

To avoid heat-related illnesses, the Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Services recommends several precautions such as the following:

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Refraining from drinking alcohol or caffeine
  • Stay in air-conditioned structures
  • Take cold showers or baths
  • Cool children down with cold water or a moist towelette, not alcohol
  • Don't wrap babies in blankets
  • Wear light-weight, light-colored clothing
  • Wear hat or use umbrella to keep sun off your face
  • Don't leave pets in car
  • Avoid physical activity during the peak heat/sunlight hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Do you have other ideas? Is it a great reason to eat more ice cream? Share your suggestions in the comments below!

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