Protect yourself and those you love by preparing for extended
days of excessive heat. Heat-related deaths rank among the
highest of all weather-related hazards. Sensitive groups are
especially vulnerable: elderly, children, sick people, and
- Plan your outdoor activities accordingly. Try to
schedule activities in the morning or evening when
temperatures will be cooler, and with less exposure to direct
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.