Happy July 4th!

Happy Independence Day!

Well, it’s not happy for everyone.  Many people are powerless from recent storms, which can be deadly during a massive heat wave like the one we’re experiencing now.

When the weather this hot and dry, wildfires are a real danger too.  Check with your community to see if any burn bans have been issued.  If so, shooting off fireworks will probably be forbidden.  In any case it’s not the smartest thing to do in drought conditions.

Image:  John McColgan – Edited by Fir0002 / Wikimedia Commons

Click on this link for tips from the Red Cross on how to stay safe in the heat wave.