There is hot, and then there is hot! Extreme heat is a period of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees for at least two to three days. In extreme heat your body works extra hard to maintain a normal temperature, which can lead to death. Extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. Scroll down to view information on how you can best stay safe during extreme heat.
Have a plan to stay safe during Extreme Heat:
Know the difference between Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke:
To Beat the Heat, seek out a Cooling Center:
Keep Pets Safe During Extreme Heat:
Extreme heat affects everyone, especially vulnerable groups like unhoused people, pregnant women, people with heart or lung conditions, young children, older adults, athletes, and outdoor workers.
Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, utilize the locations below to stay out of the heat. Please call ahead to ensure the location is open.