Extreme Heat

gatorsafe_icon_web_EXTREMEHEATIn the event of extreme heat:

  • 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