A heat wave is an extended period of extreme heat,
and is often accompanied by high humidity. These
conditions can be dangerous
life-threatening for humans who don't take the
Prepare for a heat wave by checking to see if your
home's cooling system is working properly.
sure your home is well insulated and that you have
weather stripping around your doors and window sills
to keep the cool air inside.
on being inside a cool building during the hottest
time of the day.
strenuous outdoor activities.
sure you remain properly hydrated by drinking plenty
of water and limiting intake of alcoholic beverages.
light, well-balanced meals.
in light, loose-fitting clothing.
leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.
NOAA Watch (www.noaawatch.gov) for more
about the types of medical conditions that can
result from heat waves, and the proper First Aid
measures that should be