Beat the Extreme Heat

During periods of extreme heat, hot weather mixed with outdoor activities can lead to dangerous situations. According to the CDC, people can suffer heat-related illnesses when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves. During extreme heat, follow these guidelines to protect yourself and your loved ones.

  • Stay Informed: Check local news for extreme heat alerts
  • Stay Cool: If you do not have access to an air-conditioned space, visit a shopping mall or public library for a few hours
  • Stay Hydrated/Dress Appropriately: Drink fluids regularly, regardless of activity level – Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • Don't leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle
  • Do check on elderly friends and neighbors