During extreme heat your body works harder to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Humidity can increase the feeling of heat. Extreme heat is especially dangerous for older adults, children, sick, or overweight individuals.
You can prepare before a heat wave to help lessen the impact.
Learn about the signs of heat illness
Identify places in the community where you can go to get cool. In Island County this would be the Sno-Isle libraries or local senior centers.
Cover your windows with curtains
Use weather strip on your doors and windows
Install an AC unit
Never leave people or pets in a closed vehicle
Take cool showers or baths
Wear loose, light colored clothing
Use your oven less
Drink plenty of fluids
Avoid high energy activities
Check on your neighbors, family members, and seniors