MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – The photograph says it all. Extreme heat on the Gulf Coast is making lives miserable for those who work or play outside or are taken aback by hot air when stepping out of homes, businesses and vehicles with air conditioning.
WALAFox10 viewer Andrea Jackson sent us this photograph of what happened to her children’s crayons when left in a hot car Friday.
“I have two small kids, ” said Jackson to Fox10News this morning. “What happened was my kindergartener had dropped them on the floor of my car in the back and I asked my son to pick them up on the seat as they were getting out to go to school. I didn’t think about it until I saw it when I got off work at 4:00 p.m.”
Jackson said while her 5 year-old was dismayed at the loss of the melted crayons, the color pattern left the child “amazed.”
Health officials say use precautions when being out in the heat today. They recommend staying away from caffeine or soft drinks to avoid dehydration.
Water, they say, and plenty of it, is the best medicine.