Staying Safe in the Heat
The CDC has this to say about the heat:
- Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.
- Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.
- Get informed. Listen to local news and weather channels or contact your local public health department during extreme heat conditions for health and safety updates
- Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.
The CDC’s website has even more useful information about staying safe in hot weather, click here to visit.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has a useful fact sheet on staying safe in the heat.