Exposure to extreme heat can cause heat stroke, exhaustion, and even death. Heat-related illnesses are preventable.
- Stay in air conditioning as much as possible. Shopping malls, libraries, and other public, indoor spaces are great places to go to beat the heat when needed.
- Wear light-colored, lightweight, and loose-fitting clothing.
- If you must be outdoors, STAY HYDRATED and avoid heavy labor and other physical activities. Take frequent breaks.
- NEVER leave children or pets unattended in cars or other vehicles. Temperatures rise quickly and can reach deadly levels in minutes.
There is a Heat Advisory in effect today from 1 PM – 7 PM. Additional warnings and advisories from NWS are likely over the next few days. Residents should follow advice from official sources to stay safe.
Additional information on heat-related illness and other summer safety tips available are available at www.ReadyHarris.org. Stay informed by signing up for Ready Harris Alerts or Ready Harris Accessible Alerts.