Officials urge those attending summer festivities to stay hydrated as temperatures peak
Anyone heading out to enjoy festivities such as Taste of Minnesota or July 4 events are advised to hydrate and take extra precautions as the state experiences the hottest temperatures of the summer.
The Office of Community Safety issued a warning late Sunday to Taste of Minnesota attendees, saying they should make sure to hydrate both before – and during – the event.
Cedric L. Alexander, the Commissioner of Community Safety, also said that “We know dehydration is a serious issue right now. We want everyone attending the Taste of Minnesota to do all they can to stay safe. For those who forget to bring water, OCS has partnered to provide water to attendees on hand.”
Taste of Minnesota is returning to the Twin Cities after an eight-year hiatus, with music, entertainment and unique cuisine bringing in people of all ages.
The event runs from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Metro Transit has free transit passes for the event.
Make sure to keep by cool by doing the following:
- Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing when possible
- Take rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas
- Don’t leave young children and pets in unattended vehicles
- Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours
- Know the symptoms and signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Call 911 if someone is suffering from heat stroke