Hot Weather Tips


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Some Heat Wave Tips:

  • Eliminate jogging or do it at night when it is cooler;
  • Dress in lightweight, light colored loose fitting clothing;
  • Stay out of the sun;
  • Drink plenty of water and cool non-alcoholic beverages;
  • Avoid alcohol, coffee and beverages with caffeine;
  • Stay indoors and use fans and air conditioners if possible;
  • Eat light food and avoid high protein and high calorie foods that increase body heat;
  • If someone becomes ill, seek medical advise.  If a person develops a high temperature, is flushed with dry skin, bathe with cool water and seek medical advice immediately.
  • Blackouts often occur during extremely hot weather.  Keep a battery-operated flashlight on-hand.
  • Candles can be a fire hazard with open windows or fans so do not leave unattended.
  • Please check on your elderly or infirm neighbors to see if they need help.
  • Stay cool by going to a mall or library. 

Additional Resource Links:

Amercian Red Crosss Heat Wave Tips Heat Sheet


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