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Posted on: May 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Heat Safety Tips

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Temperatures in the 90s are expected on Tuesday & Wednesday in parts of Contra Costa County. Stay hydrated and follow tips to stay cool and safe during hot weather. Be sure to check on children and pets.

TIPS TO PREVENT heat-related symptoms: 

  • Drink water. Sip all day; do not wait until you are thirsty.
  • Do not leave children or pets in vehicles.
  • Limit physical activity and wear a hat outside, preferably with a wide brim.
  • Keep shades drawn, and blinds closed, but windows should be slightly open.
  • Open windows to cooling breezes in the evening.

See Cooling Tips to Survive Summer Heat (PDF). Vea Consejos para sobrevivir el calor (PDF).

High temperatures can cause serious health problems. See Contra Costa Health Services information on Heat and Your Health

You can also go to locations in the Bay Area with cooler temperatures or other locations with air conditioning. If you plan to visit the beach, exercise caution as there may be riptides.

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