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How to stay safe in the Texas heat

As climate change pushes temperatures higher, it’s even more important to remember how dangerous the heat is and take steps to protect yourself.

Austin-Travis County EMS first responders cart Robert Shipp, 75, of Bastrop, to an ambulance during a 102 degree summer day outside Austin Wrench A Part in Del Valle on July 7, 2023. According to the EMS crew and Shipp, he was seen passing out while searching for car parts under the hot sun, and hadn’t eaten any food or drank any water all day.

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