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Tag: #HeatSafety

Can you identify an extreme heat hazard?

Each year approximately 175 Americans die from extreme heat. Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify an extreme heat hazard:

  • Heat Wave – Prolonged period of excessive heat, often combined with excessive humidity.
  • Excessive Heat Watch – Conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event to meet or exceed local Excessive Heat Warning criteria in the next 24 to 72 hours.
  • Excessive Heat Warning – Heat Index values are forecast to meet or exceed locally defined warning criteria for at least 2 days (daytime highs=105-110° Fahrenheit).
  • Heat Advisory – Heat Index values are forecast to meet locally defined advisory criteria for 1 to 2 days (daytime highs=100-105° Fahrenheit).

Then, follow these tips and #BeatTheHeat!

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It’s summer and it’s HOT

Listen to local weather forecasts to prepare for extreme heat. NEVER leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles! Cars can heat up 20 degrees in just 10 minutes!

Make sure you drink LOTS of water to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration, heat stroke & more. #BeatTheHeat and have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.

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