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Police hold heat stroke awareness demonstration

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

August is traditionally the hottest part of summer. As the temperature increases, so do the dangers that come with extreme heat. One East Texas police force demonstrated the dangers of heat strokes during the summer months and the dangers of being in a hot car.

The Longview Police Department set up a heat index demonstration at Lively Olds-Cadillac using a parked vehicle and thermometers. The thermometers were installed outside and inside the car and showed how quickly the internal temperature can rise to above 120 degrees.

As a parked car heats up from outside temperatures, heat stroke can occur in only minutes to anyone inside the closed car. Heat strokes can cause internal injuries and may occur more quickly in children. Even outdoor temperatures in the high 80's can cause the inside of a vehicle to heat to over 120 degrees.

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