In most of the United States, extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Take the proper steps to ensure proper safety for you, loved ones, and property.
Heat-related death or illnesses are preventable if you follow a few simple steps.
Stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day. If you don't have air conditioning in your home, go to a public place such as a shopping mall or a library to stay cool. Cooling stations and senior centers are also available in many large cities for people of all ages.
Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.
Drink water often. Don't wait until you are thirsty.
Avoid unnecessary hard work or activities if you are outside or in a building without air-conditioning.
Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.
Air conditioning is the strongest protective factor against heat-related illness. Exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk for heat-related illness.
Emergency Notification System
Our state-of-the-art notification system quickly communicates with you by residential, business or cell phone as well as e-mail, text message or devices for the hearing and speech impaired.