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Extreme Heat Safety

Drink plenty of fluids

Texas summers mean extreme heat and, in many areas, high humidity. Regions throughout the state experience multiple triple digit temperature days during the summer months. Extreme heat can pose a serious health concern to both humans and animals. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are more heat related deaths each year than those caused by hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes, and floods combined! It is important to protect yourself, your family, and your pets from the dangers of extreme heat by taking precautionary measures before and during a heat event.

Before Extreme Heat

Ready.gov suggests the following steps to prepare for extreme heat:

During Extreme Heat

During an extreme heat event, Ready.gov recommends the following actions:

Additional Resources

Additional information on staying cool during extreme heat available at: