How to stay safe in a heat wave
Heat can be deadly. As summer temperatures climb, heat illnesses become a more serious risk, particularly among young children, older adults, outdoor workers, athletes, the unhoused, and people who are pregnant or have chronic health conditions.
When a heat wave strikes, one of the best ways to protect yourself, your family and your community is by learning to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. It can literally save lives.
You should also take steps to avoid overheating: Stay hydrated, limit activity during the heat of the day, if possible, and check in on those who are most vulnerable.health, heat sickness, heat stroke, wellness