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Heat Wave Safety


Extremely hot weather takes a large toll on the human body.  In an average year, the summer heat in the U.S. causes about 175 deaths.  People most at risk for heatstroke are the elderly, small children and people with weight and alcohol problems.  Always listen to the television and radio for the latest information and instructions for your area.


  • Slow down.  On a hot day, don't perform strenuous activities.
  • Dress for summer.  Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Drink plent of water.  Your body needs water to keep cool.Spend more time in air-conditioned places.
  • If you don't have air-conditioning, then have plent of fans.
  • Don't get too much sun.
  • Heatstroke, heat exhaustion and sunstroke are possible with prolonged exposure to the heat.
  • If someone gets heatstroke or heat exhaustion seek medial attention immediately.
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