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Extreme Heat Safety Tips

During this first heat wave of summer, the Chester County Department of Emergency Services wishes to remind residents of the following:

-Keep your home cool by covering your windows with drapes or shades.

-Find places in your community where you can go to get cool–senior centers, libraries, stores.

-Never leave a child, adult or pet in a vehicle during extreme heat. The temperature in a vehicle is much higher than it is on the outside!

-If you have to be outside – find shade and take frequent breaks.

-Wear loose fitting, lightweight, light colored clothing.

-Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.

-Avoid high energy activities.

-Check on family members and neighbors to be sure they are keeping cool.

-Know the signs of heat related illnesses.

-Check on your pets – bring them inside and provide them with plenty of cool water.

 

For more safety tips during hot weather, click here.

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