Heat waves or extreme heat are defined as periods when temperatures reach extremely high levels or when the combination of heat and humidity cause the air to become oppressive.
To stay safe in extreme heat, limit your time outside, stay hydrated, and wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes.
If your home loses power, go to a designated public shelter. Stay on the lowest floor (out of the sunshine) if air conditioning is not available.
If you’re sweating heavily or experience dizziness, nausea, or headaches, get to a cool place and sip water. If your body temperature reaches 105, or you experience no sweating, weak pulse, or shallow, rapid breathing, call 911 or get to a hospital.
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