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Extreme Heat Reminders

As forecasters are predicting continued above average temperatures across the county, it is a good time to remember some simple tips for staying safe in the extreme heat.

  • Hydrate.  Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you are working or exercising outside.
  • Educate yourself.  Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current temperature readings.  Take actions to stay cool and safe when the outside temperature hits 85 degrees or the heat index reaches 90 degrees.
  • ACT quickly when a heat illness is suspected.  Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs:
    • Cramping
    • Increased or rapid pulse rate
    • Heavy sweating
    • Skin that is red in color and hot to the touch
    • Dizziness
    • Confusion
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
  • Take it easy.  Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion.  Take hourly breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned facility.

The below links contain additional information on staying safe in the heat.

Last Modified: Jan 04, 2024
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