Excessive Temperatures Safety

How can I prevent a heat related illness/death?

Personal Protection:

•Find air conditioning

•Avoid Strenuous activity

•Wear light clothing

•Drink plenty of fluids

•Never leave pets or kids in a closed car

•Avoid sun for long periods of time

•Avoid alcoholic beverages as they can dehydrate you, increasing your risk of heat relate illness/death

Home Protection:

•Cover windows with drapes or shades

•Weather-strip doors and windows

•Use window reflectors

•Add insulation to keep heat out

•Use attic fans to clear hot air

•Install window air conditioners and insulate around them

How can I prevent a cold related illness/death?

Personal Protection:

•Gather supplies in the event you are without power for a few days

•Limit your time outside

•Wear layers of warm clothing

•Keep the center of the body warm and dry

Home Protection:

•Prepare home with insulation, caulking, and weather stripping

•Test your heating system periodically during cold months

• Do not leave space heaters on unattended