Look before you lock

Southeastern, IN— Today is another day with the heat indices between 95-100 degrees. As temperatures begin to rise in Indiana through the “Dog Days of Summer”, remember to look before you lock. Never leave children or pets inside a locked vehicle.
Did you know that the temperature in a locked car can rise 20 degrees in 10 minutes and 40 degrees in an hour, even on a day when it’s 70 degrees and doesn’t feel too hot outside!
Temperatures rise the quickest in the first 10 minutes after a child or pet is left inside. A child’s body heats up three to five times faster than an adult’s and can easily suffer from hyperthermia if left in a car.
On average, 38 children and over 100 pets die each year in the U.S. from being left inside hot cars. If you see a child or pet left in a car, contact 911 or humane society and follow their instructions