Stay safe as summer heats up. Prepare yourself for the high temperatures.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), sickness from the heat occurs when your body cannot compensate and properly cool you off. However, heat-related illness and death are preventable.
Before the next heat wave, or outdoor activity, follow these protective actions from the CDC
and stay cool this summer:
• Stay in an air-conditioned location as much as possible.
• Drink plenty of fluids, even if you do not feel thirsty.
• Take several breaks from the heat, especially midday when the sun is hottest.
• Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing, and sunscreen. Remember that you should reapply sunscreen as indicated on the package.
• Take cool showers or baths to cool down.
• Check on friends or neighbors during extremely hot days and have someone do the same for you.
• Never leave children or pets in cars.
• Check the local news for health and safety updates.
Find more information on extreme heat preparedness at www.ready.gov/heat