Summer is here and temperatures are on the rise! While you enjoy the great outdoors, we want you to be safe when a heat wave strikes. Whether you are at the beach or in a garden, here are a few important tips:
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of non-caffeinated fluids.
Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning.
Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous activity during the hottest part of the day (3p.m. to 4:30p.m.).
Download our Emergency App for severe weather alerts including excessive heat watches, warnings and heat advisories. Copy/Paste into your browser: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps
Make safety your top priority this summer and share this checklist with family and friends to keep all your loved ones protected. It’s an easy step you can take to show how much you care.
VP, Humanitarian Services
American Red Cross
P.S. Want to learn more? Take a First Aid and CPR/AED course to become Red Cross certified. Red Cross training courses can give you the knowledge and skills to act in an emergency and save a life.