Heat Safety

This summer has broken records for how abnormally hot it has been! Whether you are male or female, young or older, have preexisting health conditions or not, heat stroke is not something to take lightly. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), extreme heat causes more deaths than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined! Perhaps now is the time to brush up on some ways to stay cool this summer!

Please make yourself aware of the list below:

  • If at all possible, remain indoors during the peak heat hours of the day (10AM-2PM) in air-conditioned rooms
  • Avoid direct sunlight by wearing sunscreen and/or layered clothing to avoid direct contact with your skin
  • Take cooler showers and drink more water than usual
  • Remain vigilant to anticipate when extreme heat waves will strike your area
  • Be watchful of symptoms of heat illnesses
  • Make sure elderly family, friends and neighbors are safe in this extreme weather

What are some ways you beat the heat? Please share them below!

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