Keep Your Cool During the August Heat

Summer may be drawing to a close as many kids head back to school this week, but the season’s heat is still going strong. Temperatures could rise into the high 90s in portions of the state this week, so take action to reduce your risk for heat-related injury and illness.

  • Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible, and limit exposure to the sun.
  • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.
  • Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.

For more tips on how to beat the heat, visit the get ready for extreme heat page.


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