Welcome to the middle of summer and hot weather! With hot temperatures comes an increased risk of heat stress. Heat stress occurs when your body stops producing sweat and therefore cannot cool down properly. During heat stress, your body temperature can rise so high that there is a chance of brain damage and death.
Extreme heat-related illnesses cause more deaths than hurricanes, lightning strikes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined. But, you can prevent heat stress for yourself and family by staying cool, staying hydrated, and staying informed about the latest weather conditions.
You can also stay safe, healthy, and comfortable on hot days this July by following these easy guidelines: