When the outdoor temperatures begin to rise, staying cool can become a challenge. Exposures to hotter temperatures, when outdoors, can cause serious or life-threatening health problems. During extreme heat, those most at risk include infants under one year of age, individuals 65 years of age or older, the homeless, outdoor workers, sport enthusiasts (i.e. runners), people living in homes that are poorly ventilated or without cooling devices, and people living in homes without power (usually due to other weather-related events such as a severe storms or power interruptions).
Below is a list of resources to help keep you and your family safe during the summer months when temperatures begin to rise.