Extreme Heat

 

In the event of extreme heat:

  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting warm-weather clothing.
  • Avoid over-exerting yourself outdoors. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.
  • Spend time in air-conditioned spaces. Consider going to a cool building if you do not have air conditioning (example – common areas, dining areas, libraries).
  • Drink plenty of water to help keep your body cool and hydrated.
  • Avoid excessive intake of caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • LOOK before you LOCK – Never leave people or pets unattended in a vehicle.

Source: UF Department of Emergency Management (UFDEM)

Resources:

NWS – Heat Safety Tips and Resources

Ready.gov – Extreme Heat

Version Date: June 2021