- Wear light, loose-fitting warm-weather clothing.
- Avoid exerting yourself outdoors.
- Stay indoors as much as possible.
- Consider going to a cool building if you do not have A/C (example – common areas, dinning areas, libraries).
- Drink plenty of fluids 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.
- Be aware of prescription medications that interfere with the body’s ability to regulate temperature or that inhibit sweat production.
Excessive Heat Warning – Issued within 12 hours of when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105° or higher for at least 2 days and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°
Excessive Heat Watch– Issued when conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event in the next 24 to 72 hours.
Heat Advisory – Issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions.
Excessive Heat Outlook – Issued when the potential exists for an excessive heat event in the next 3-7 days.
Source: Emergency Management
Additional information available at: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/heat/index.shtml
Version Date: August 2016