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The dog days of summer is among us in the Quad Cities. Summer officially kicks off on June 21st, but with temperatures this week are going to reach into the mid to upper 90's with the heat index.

Beating the heat can be tough some times. With more businesses opening up and people begin to head back out on the Mississippi River, we want to remind you the best way to stay safe and healthy this summer. Here is 8 ways to beat the Quad Cities heat this summer.

The biggest piece of advice anyone can give you this summer, which is why it is #1, STAY HYDRATED AND ALWAYS HAVE COLD WATER WITH YOU.


Stay safe and cool this summer Quad Cities!