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IDHS Chief of Staff Mike Garvey
When temperatures reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, overexposure to the heat can be hazardous. Pay attention to summer temperature predictions and take all heat advisories seriously.
What to do During Extreme Heat
- Drink plenty of water.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
- Slow down from your normal pace.
- Spend time in air conditioning, even for brief periods
- Avoid alcoholic, caffeinated, and carbonated beverages.
- Wear proper SPF sunscreen for your skin type.
- Wear loose-fitting, light colored clothing. Nothing dark colored!
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.
- Do NOT leave animals, children, or the elderly inside a vehicle - even if you are just leaving the vehicle for a minute and have the windows rolled down - this is very dangerous!
Extreme Heat (en Español)