Millions are still without power after storms hit the central and eastern United States last weekend. Dealing with a heat wave is hard enough, particularly for the elderly and families with small children, but when you combine excessive heat with a lack of electrical power the situation can go from difficult to deadly.
We usually look forward to a storm when it is hot out. It usually helps bring the temperature down and clears the air, but when severe winds are involved power lines can go down and things go from bad to worse very quickly.
If your power is out and you don’t have a back up generator handy you are in deep world of pain. For those who depend on electricity to get water from their wells bottled water goes from being a luxury item to one of necessity.
What can you do to try and stay cool without air-conditioning?
Many are taking shelter in nearby hotels or staying with friends and neighbors who still have power, but what if you aren’t able to do that? Temperatures are expected to stay in the 90’s through the rest of the week.
Things you can do to help you cope with the heat until your power comes back on.