Protect your family from heat waves.
- Regularly check the radio, TV, or online weather service to find out about heat advisories.
- Make a plan to check on elderly or at-risk friends and neighbors regularly on hot days – or ask someone to look in on you if you are vulnerable to heat.
- Limit exertion during heat waves and high temperature days, and stay inside or in the shade.
- Wear loose, cool clothes, take cool showers or baths, and drink plenty of water.
- Keep curtains or blinds closed during the day to keep out hot sun.
- Turn on air conditioning while indoors. If A/C isn’t available, move to lower, cooler parts of the building, open windows or seek out local cooling centers.
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