During the current heat wave, KCP&L is partnering with local service agencies to distribute fans to those in need. Fans were delivered to the Salvation Army by KCP&L volunteers on Wednesday, July 9 for residents to pick up. The Salvation Army will distribute the fans based on its policies.
Delivering the 20 Lasko box fans to Lt. Tonya Collins (center) were Mark Dawson, director of Community Affairs for this region (right); and Tracy Bryant, field construction supervisor for Sedalia (left).
“The safety of our customers during these extreme temperatures is a top priority,” said Corey Miller, KCP&L East and Southeast Districts manager. “We know an electric fan can make all the difference during this hot weather. In addition to providing fans to our customers, we also want to share a few easy tips to stay cool this summer.”
A few tips include:
* Seek a cool public place, such as a library or mall if you don’t have air conditioning or fans.
* Use ceiling and portable fans to circulate air.
* Drink plenty of water and avoid strenuous activity.
* Wear loose fitting, lightweight, natural fiber clothing.
* Never leave children or pets unattended in enclosed vehicles. It takes only a few minutes for a closed-up vehicle to reach temperatures in excess of 140 degrees.
For more tips about how to stay cool and save energy during heat waves visit www.kcpl.com/beattheheat. For information about assistance programs, KCP&L customers can call the Customer Care Center at (888) 471-5275. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.