Excessive Heat and Your Family

Excessive Heat and Your Family

High temperatures combined with humidity can be extremely hazardous, leading to life threatening illness. Heat-related illnesses are preventable, if you take the necessary precautions.

Excessive Heat Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Extreme Heat Resources (CDC)
Website with tips on heat prevention, affects on elderly and what you should know about heat.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Extreme Heat Resources (EPA)
Website with information and links for preparing for extreme heat situations.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Extreme Heat Resources (FEMA)
Website with extreme heat terms, as well as how to prepare for extreme heat, what to do during and after.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Health Warning: Preventing Heat Stroke in Pets
ASPCA blog discussing ways to prevent pets from having a heat stroke
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Heat: A Major Killer
Website of information about heat wave warnings, hazards and preventive actions.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Hot Dog! How to Keep Your Pet Cool
Precautions to help prevent pets from overheating.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Hot Fun in the Summertime: Pet Safety Tips
Pet safety tips for the summertime.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Hot Weather Tips
Website providing precautions to take to prevent pets from heat stroke.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Keep Your Pets Cool in a Heat Wave
Website containing hot weather tips for pets.
U.S. Humane Society
Summertime Safety
Website with information on summer safety issues, including food safety, sun exposures, insect avoidance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Preparedness Resources

Be Red Cross Ready: Heat Wave Safety Checklist
Factsheet containing checklists on how to prepare, react to and recover from excessive heat situations.
American Red Cross (ARC)
Extreme Heat: A Prevention Guide to Promote Your Personal Health and Saftey
Website with tips for the individual on how to prepare for heat as well as how to respond to different heat related illnesses such as heat stroke.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Heat (Heat Wave)
Document on extreme heat emergencies, how to prepare before they occur, and treat heat-related illnesses.
National Disaster Education Coalition
Heat Stress
Factsheet discusses symptoms of heat stroke and exhaustion and the emergency procedures associated with these illnesses.
Ohio State University Extension
Heat Stress, Fairs, and Achievement Days: Animal Considerations
Factsheet discussing heat stress considerations for various animal species.
South Dakota State University Cooperative Extension Service
Protecting Yourself From Heat Stress
Information on heat stroke, heat stress, heat exhaustion, and protecting yourself from these illnesses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Sun and Heat Exposure
Tips for avoiding overexposure to sun and heat.
National Safety Council
Surviving the Hot Weather
Information on recognizing and treating different types of heat related illness.
National Safety Council