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Summer can bring extremely hot temperatures!

It's important to prepare and stay safe during hot weather!

stay cool

Follow these guidelines to stay safe, healthy, cool and hydrated:

  • Wear appropriate clothing - choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible.
  • Try to limit your outdoor activity to when it's coolest, like  morning or evening hours.
  • Cut down on exercise during the heat.
  • Wear sunscreen! Sunburn affects your body's ability to cool down and can make you dehydrated.
  • Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.
  • Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Do not wait until you're thirsty to drink.
  • Make water your beverage of choice during extreme heat over soda to prevent dehydration.
  • Offer to help people in your neighborhood who may have limited access to air conditioning.
  • Take extra precaution with children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical needs to ensure they don't get too hot.

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Weather.gov - Heat Safety Tips and Resources

CDC - Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness

CDC - Protecting Vulnerable Groups from Extreme Heat

CDC - Extreme Heat Activity Book for Kids