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.

Use this checklist to prepare your family before, during, and after an extreme heat situation.

Excessive Heat and Your Family [PDF]

Related Websites

Extreme Heat
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
Website with information on summer safety issues, including food safety, sun exposures, insect avoidance.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Heat: A Major Killer
Website of information about heat wave warnings, hazards and preventive actions.
National Weather Service (NOAA NWS)
Ready.gov: Extreme Heat
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)
Warm Weather Pet Safety
Website containing hot weather tips for pets.
American Veterinary Medical Association

Additional Web 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: Keeping Animals Cool
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)