Safety Tips

1. Drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty, and limit drinks with alcohol and caffeine.
2. Wear light colored, loose-fitting clothing that cover your arms and legs.
3. Avoid outdoor activities and strenuous work during the peak hours of the day, if possible.
4. Wear sunblock and a wide-brimmed hat.
5. NEVER leave anyone (especially children and pets) in closed vehicles. Ventilate the vehicle before entering.
6. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who spend much of their time alone, especially if they do not have air conditioning.
7. Check the local weather (can use  National Weather Service website) regularly for critical updates and to plan your day.
8. If your home loses power or if you do not have air conditioning, go to a designated public shelter or cooling space, such as a library or shopping mall. Your local Office of Emergency Management will have information on designated cooling centers open during extreme heat events.
9. Check on pets regularly and make sure they have plenty of water.
10. Go to a doctor or hospital if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms: Dizziness, nausea or vomiting, throbbing headache, lack of sweating despite the heat, muscle cramps, rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness.