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Posted on: July 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Extreme Heat

Blue skies and sun blazing.  The thermometer shows a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

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.

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