Heat related injury and illness are often overlooked when considering the dangers of the summer season. Protect yourself by taking action and adhering to the following safety tips:
- When extreme heat is in the forecast, stay indoors if possible and limit exposure to the sun.
- Drink plenty of fluids and replace salts and minerals in your body.
- Dress in loose fitting, lightweight, and light colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Protect face and head by wearing a wide brimmed hat.
- Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles.
For more guidance on what to do when facing extreme heat, visit ready.ga.gov