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As high temperatures rise to the upper 90s with heat indexes over 100 degrees, the City is encouraging residents to take extra precautions to avoid heat exhaustion and dehydration. In extreme heat or during a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you healthy.
While the body normally cools itself by sweating, this might not be enough during extreme heat or heat waves. In these cases, a person’s body temperature rises faster than it can cool itself down, which in severe cases may damage to the brain and other vital organs.
Older adults, children, infants, people who are overweight and people who work outdoors are most at risk for heat-related illnesses.
Here are a few tips to stay cool and healthy:
Keeping pets healthy:
For more information on extreme heat and avoiding health risks associated with it, visit https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.html