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Staying Safe in the Summer Heat

July 17, 2018 in Current News by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

If there’s one thing consistently on the minds of every St. Louis resident right now, it has to be this summer heat!  Here in St. Louis, we are truly *blessed* to be at the meteorological crossroads of scorching Midwestern temperatures and muggy southeastern humidity.

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^We’ve probably all been in a conversation like this at some point.

Our climate here in St. Louis makes for some pretty unbearable weather in the summer months, and it’s important to make sure you, your loved ones, and your community stay safe during the hot weather.  Here are some tips to combat the danger of extreme heat:

  1. Stay Cool!
    • Seek out air conditioning (especially if your home does not have AC)
    • Avoid direct sunlight
    • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing if you need to go outside
    • Take cool showers or baths
    • Go for a swim (Click here for a list of city pools.)
    • Limit your time outdoors, or take frequent breaks in an air conditioned space if you must be outside
    • If you can help it, don’t rely on a fan as your primary cooling device!
  2. Stay hydrated!
    • Drink more water than you normally would
    • Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink more liquids
    • Avoid alcohol and sugary drinks
    • Make sure others are drinking enough water, too!
  3. Stay informed!
    • Check local news or set alerts on your phone’s weather app for excessive heat watches and warnings (I personally use The Weather Channel’s app, but there are many other options available)
    • Learn how to recognize signs of heat related illnesses (see the graphic below).

Did you know extreme heat causes more deaths every year than hurricanes, lightning, floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes combined?  These deaths are 100% preventable, so it’s a good idea to recognize the warning signs of heat illness and how to treat them.  Pay especially close attention to friends, family, and neighbors who are under age 4, over age 65, have existing medical problems such as heart disease, and/or do not have access to air conditioning in their home!  These groups are at higher risk for heat related illnesses than the general population

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If you have questions or concerns about heat related illnesses, always contact a medical professional for the best advice.  

 

 

 

Pizza Slice Off

July 16, 2018 in Uncategorized by NA Board

Pizza Slice Off

Vote on your favorite Pizza, Calzone, or Flat Bread from The Grove.

Forest Park Southeast Residents: 

Come to the next Forest Park Southeast Neighborhood Association meeting, eat pizza from local neighborhood pizza vendors, vote on your favorite slice, hang out with your neighbors, and learn what’s happening in the neighborhood.

Invite your neighbors to this family (kid) friendly event.

Anyone interested in volunteering at this event, please email forestparksoutheast@gmail.com with the subject line: Pizza Party.

When:

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

(during the regularly scheduled Neighborhood Association Meeting)

Where:
Little Bit of Haven and Acts 1:8 Mission Society
1126 S. Kingshighway Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(Please enter at the Wichita entrance)

Special thanks to the folks at Urban Chestnut’s U.R.B. for donating pizza to this event.
(Squirrel Eating Pizza photo from: https://goo.gl/hAkxc7)

Multi-Year Development in Forest Park Southeast, Cortex, and the Central West End

June 19, 2018 in Central West End, Development, Forest Park Southeast, The Grove by Forest Park Southeast – WUMCRC

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – WUMCRC

Over the past 5 years extensive development has occurred in the neighborhoods surrounding the Washington University Medical Center. The Grove, and the Central West End are main centers of entertainment and night life for the St. Louis Region, and Cortex is emerging as the regional hub for technology and entrepreneurship. This multi-year report highlights the past growth and current projects happening in our region.

Bike Safety

May 25, 2018 in Current News by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

St. Louis now has not one, but two bike shares! Bike riding is becoming more convenient and more popular in the city. This is great because bikes are more affordable than cars, better for the environment than cars, and help get people moving! But unfortunately bike safety is something that is often overlooked. Many people assume that because bikes do not move as fast as cars that they’re safer or that it’s not worth the effort to follow bike safety. However, we know that most bike accidents do not occur when a car hits a bike. We also know that children are more likely to suffer an injury on a bike because they aren’t following safety rules. So, here’s some quick safety tips for riding a bike. You can find more information about bike injuries and safety on the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Website.

 

Bicycle Safety

by Gelinda

Forest Park Development Committee Packet 5-30-18

May 24, 2018 in Development, Forest Park Southeast by Gelinda

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – Park Central Development

 5-30-2018 Development Committee Packet.

If there are any questions or comments  from community stakeholders regarding the  proposed  projects please email them to  Abdul@pcd-stl.org.

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