Heat

 

Facts: The Seattle area is currently experiencing high temperatures known as a heat wave. When outside temperatures are extreme, the danger for heat-related illnesses rises. Older adults, young children, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases are at particularly high risk.

What to do:

  • Spend time in air-conditioned places. Visit an air-conditioned mall, movie theater or other cool public place.
  • Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun.
  • Dress in lightweight clothing.
  • Check on elderly neighbors and relatives and encourage them to stay cool and drink lots of water regularly.
  • Limit the time you spend in direct sunlight.
  • Do not leave infants, children, pets or people with limited mobility in a parked car.
  • Stay tuned to the radio for updates on emergency information.
  • If you know of someone who is unable to understand, see, or hear this message, please tell them about it.

Helpful links:

http://www.seattle.gov/emergency-management/what-if/hazards/excessive-heat

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/EmergencyPreparednessandResponse/Factsheets/HotWeatherSafety

http://www.ready.gov/heat


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