Extreme heat affects the body's ability to regulate temperature which can create dangerous conditions if appropriate safety measures are not taken. Heat may affect air quality, especially in urban areas, and may have a stronger impact on the eldery, children, and sick persons.
Before periods of extreme and excessive heat:
- Check your air conditioning to ensure it is in good, working condition.
- Weather strip doors and window sills to keep cool air in.
During periods of extreme and excessive heat:
- Cover windows that receive sun exposure with drapes, shades, or awnings to absorb or reflect heat.
- Avoid spending a prolonged amount of time outdoors.
- If you do not have air conditioning, visit your local mall, library, or recreation center that has air conditioning. Drink plenty of water.
During these extreme conditions, listen to the radio, watch television news, and make sure you've signed up for Alert Montgomery, to receive all the latest information.
For more information on extreme heat and humidity, visit Ready.gov