Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Among all weather-related hazards, the highest number of annual deaths results from extreme heat.
Hot Weather Tips
- Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids like water, even if you’re not thirsty.
- Wear light-weight, loose-fitting clothing.
- Stay cool by staying indoors during the hottest parts of the day.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully and wear sunscreen.
- If you exercise outdoors, go in the morning or evening hours.
- Eat light, regular meals — avoid hot foods and heavy meals.
- Never leave anyone — infants, children, or pets — in a parked car.
- Know the signs of heat-related illness (click image to enlarge):