As summer draws near, it is time to prepare for heat awareness. A week ago (May 24, 2013) was NWS NOAA Heat Awareness Day. It is important during these extremely hot days that you take care of your body. Also, know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stress. Please remember to stay cool, drink plenty of water, and keep up-to-date about heat advisories in your area. Being knowledgeable and aware of extreme heat is very important. Please keep informed and inform others!
To become more prepared visit the CDC’s website for Emergency Preparedness and Response: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat Related Illness
Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp
For more helpful information from the EPA, go to: http://www.epa.gov/aging/resources/factsheets/itdhpfehe/itdhpfehe_english_2007_10.pdf