Emergency Preparedness Tip of the Week: Heat Exhaustion

To prevent heat exhaustion, follow these guidelines:

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and sugary drinks.
  • Wear lightweight and light-colored clothing to avoid trapping heat.
  • Take frequent breaks in a cool and shaded area if you’re outside in the heat.
  • Avoid outdoor activities during the hottest part of the day, usually between 10 am and 4 pm.
  • Use air conditioning or fans to cool down your home and workplace.
  • Take a cool shower or bath to lower your body temperature.
  • Eat light, well-balanced meals to maintain your energy levels and avoid overheating.
  • If you feel symptoms of heat exhaustion, such as headache, nausea, dizziness, or excessive sweating, move to a cooler place and drink water.