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Extreme Heat Tips

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  • Stay cool and hydrated. Take advantage of swimming pools and other water areas.
  • The elderly and young children should limit their exposure to heat. Offer plenty of liquids to drink, keep them in the shade and/or in air conditioning, and take care not to overdress them.
  • Check on or make plans for someone to check on elderly relatives or neighbors to ensure they are staying cool and have access to air conditioning.
  • Get out of the heat and take advantage of air conditioned facilities. When outdoors, stay out of direct sunlight when possible and in the shade.
  • Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, but avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages.
  • Do not leave anyone inside a hot car during extreme heat, especially young children, and including pets.
  • Make sure to keep pets cool and hydrated, especially during peak hours of the day.

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