When excessive heat is forecast take precautions early to avoid heat-related illness or death. Those who are sensitive to heat, children and elderly can be particularly at risk when temperatures climb but high heat can impact anyone.
Below are a few basic tips to help avoid heat-related illness.
- Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside
- When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening when temperatures are lower
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke (click here for signs and symptoms)
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible
- Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location
- Drink plenty of water
- Never leave children, elderly, disabled individuals or pets inside unattended vehicles
- Don't forget about your pets! Take special care to make sure your pets stay cool and have plenty to drink when it's hot out
- If you are unable to escape the heat a Cool Center may be an option for you. Find the nearest Cool Center here.
Heat stroke is an emergency - call 9 1 1
Cool Centers are coordinated by CAP Riverside.
NEWS RELEASE: County health officials urge residents to take precautions as temperatures expected to rise