An EXTREME HEAT event is a period of at least 3 days where the forecasted temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
Here are a few rules to stay cool!
- HYDRATE - drink lots of water, even before you feel thirsty. Avoid alcoholic beverages.
- WEAR LOOSE CLOTHING - wear light-colored, loose clothing. When outdoors, wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
- SKIP THE STOVE - limit use of the oven or stave as they make your space hotter. Opt for light, easy to digest foods.
- AVOID THE SUN - Keep blinds or curtains closed to block out the sun during the day. When outside, stay in the shade. Plan outdoor activities during cooler parts of the day.
- KEEP IT COOL - Use your air conditioner if you have one. If you cannot cool down your place, find a cooling center at the library, the Senior Center, the pool, or the Public Safety building to find some relief.
- CHECK ON LOVED ONES - call, text, video chat, or visit family, friends, and neighbors, especially those living alone.
- WATCH FOR SIGNS - Call 911 if you or someone you know have a high body temperature, are confused, have fainted, or are unconscious.
- PROTECT YOUR PETS - Never leave a pet inside a parked car even with the windows open. Try to walk your dog during cooler hours and stay on the shady side to avoid burning their paws on the scorching asphalt.