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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Hot and humid conditions have settled over the St. Louis region, and that means you need to take precautions to stay safe.

High temperatures this week will climb into the 90s and heat index values will be around 100 degrees.

If you are spending, extended periods of time outside, be sure to stay cool and hydrated. Children and pets should never be left alone in a car in this heat. It only takes a few minutes for temperatures to rise to deadly levels.

Indoors, turn on your air conditioner. If you don’t have one or need help with utility issues, contact Cool Down St. Louis at 314-241-7668 or visit http://www.cooldownstlouis.org/.

Keep pets inside if possible. If not, make sure outside pets have continuous shade and fresh water.

If you see a pet in distress in an unattended car, call local police and the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Abuse Hotline at 314-647-4400.

On the web: HSMO Hot Weather Tips For Pets