When the temperature rises, keep these tips in mind to deal with the heat. Young children, older people, and those with certain medical problems will be most affected by extreme heat.
Personal Safety Tips
-Dress for the weather. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, clothing. Cover as much skin as possible to prevent sunburn and over-warming from direct exposure to sunlight. Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect and shade your face.
-Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Drink before you feel thirsty to prevent dehydration, and avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine.
-Stay indoors as much as possible. If you don't have air conditioning, the lowest floor of your home out of direct sunlight will be your best choice. Fans can help circulate air, but they are not very effective in reducing heat-related illnesses if the temperature is above 90 degrees.