Extreme Heat Safety
- Stay out of the direct sun. Seek shaded or air conditioned areas such
as libraries or malls. MORE
- Whenever possible, schedule outdoor events (public gatherings, sporting events) early in the morning when it's cooler and the air quality is better.
- Drink plenty of fluids. (Avoid alcohol and caffeine.)
- Wear light-colored, light-weight clothing. Use hats with brims and sunscreen for more protection.
- The elderly, small children, and people with chronic health conditions are more vulnerable to the heat. Call and check on friends, family, and neighbors.
- Anyone showing signs of heat stroke (altered mental state, not sweating, nausea) should seek medical attention immediately.
This article originally published on Health. State.RI.US