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Extreme Heat ??

It is Extreme Heat Week... ??

Extreme heat is defined as a period of excessively hot weather, with higher than average temperatures for a particular region, combined with high humidity. Extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally.

During the past 10 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) indicates that heat waves have resulted in the highest annual average of deaths among all weather - related disasters.

Beat The Heat Stay HotWhat can you do? Here are 5 Simple starters

  1. Common Heat Dangers
  • #BeatTheHeat with safety tips about heat, outdoor safety, staying hydrated and skin protection!
  • Heat stroke is a serious medical emergency. #BeatTheHeat and call 911 if you see someone suffering!
  • The signs of heat exhaustion- heavy sweating, clammy skin & a weak pulse - mean it’s time to cool off!
  1. Skin Protection
  • A sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 can keep your skin cool and help you #BeatTheHeat!
  • A burn from the sun can ruin your day, so wear a wide-brimmed hat to keep heat at bay.
  • The sunscreen on your skin will eventually dry, so #BeatTheHeat and reapply!
  1. Staying Hydrated
  • Caffeine and alcohol may sound fun, but they’re no good if you’re out in the sun! #BeatTheHeat and stay hydrated.
  • Never attend a crowded outdoor event without plenty of water to #BeatTheHeat. Remember, heat is a major killer.
  • Sports drinks have electrolytes that help you stay hydrated. Drink them WITH water to #BeatTheHeat.
  1. Outdoor Safety
  • Dizziness is a sign of heat exhaustion. If you get woozy, go inside for a cool drink to #BeatTheHeat!
  • If you start to get tired playing out in the sun, go back inside for some indoor fun! #BeatTheHeat
  • If you’re outside during an event, #BeatTheHeat and know where First Aid services are!
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