Heat: During the Heat Wave
The following are guidelines for what you should do if the weather is extremely hot:
Stay indoors as much as possible and limit your exposure to sun.
Stay on the lowest floor, out of the sunshine, if air conditioning is not available.
Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls and other community facilities. Circulating air can cool the body by increasing the perspiration rate of evaporation.
Eat regular, light, well-balanced meals and limit your intake of alcoholic beverages.
Drink plenty of water. People who have epilepsy or heart, kidney or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake.
Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing that covers as much skin as possible.
Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use the buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.
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