Extreme hot and humid weather makes it difficult for our bodies to cool down. Considering different areas of the country are experiencing triple-digit temperatures and heat index values, it’s important to look at some safety tips for extreme temperatures.
- Protect young children from extreme heat by keeping them hydrated and taking lots of breaks while playing inside and outside.
- Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle even if it’s “just for a minute”.
- Limit outdoor activities to cooler parts of the day and minimize direct exposure to the sun.
- Check on vulnerable individuals, such as older adults and sick family, friends and neighbors.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more safety tips for triple-digit temperatures.