Heat Wave Safety Tips

Heat Wave Safety Tips

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County’s inland valleys, western foothills, and deserts that will be in effect until 10 p.m. Wednesday. On Tuesday, San Diego is forecasted to hit 91 degrees. Chula Vista is forecast to reach 95 degrees. Ramona is forecast to hit 108 degrees. It is important to take precautions when heading outdoors to avoid heat exhaustion.

Check Out These Tips from The Red Cross to Prepare:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

Learn More at RedCross.org