Extreme Summer Heat

Extreme heat often results in the highest annual number of deaths among all weather-related disasters.

  • Stay indoors in a place with working air conditioning.
  • Know methods for reducing heat impact.
  • Use shades to block sun, wear light colored and loose-fitting clothing, and stay.
  • hydrated to reduce heat impact.
  • If outdoors, seek shaded areas. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your face.
  • from the sun. Avoid overexertion and physically demanding activity, especially during the warmest times of the day.
  • Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
  • Check on your family and neighbors.
  • Know and watch the signs of heat-related illnesses. Watch for cramps, exhaustion, and heat stroke. Learn quick treatment options and when to get medical help.

Refer to FEMA’s extreme heat fact sheet for more information about preparing, staying safe, and responding to extreme heat.

Source: Ready.gov.