Extreme heat will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for older adults and persons with health problems. It is important to get relief from the heat quickly. You can lower your risk of heat-related illness by:
- Drinking plenty of fluids
- Keeping your house cool
- Spending mid-day at a cooling center
- Dress for the weather
Below you will find additional information and resources on how to stay safe during extreme heat.
Heat Wave Resources
Older adults, children under four, people with existing medical conditions, and those without access to air conditioning are the most at risk to extreme heat and heat-related illnesses.
Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults
This content is provided by the NIH National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Preventing Dehydration In Older Adults
Dehydration can occur quickly in older adults and may lead to serious health conditions.