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Excessive Heat


California is prone to hot temperatures due to its geography. Unlike other states, there is very little chance rain will occur. Furthermore, there are various cities deserts exposed to extreme heat. Extreme heat is a long period of abnormally high heat for a region. Extreme heat can impact the body and may result in nausea, unconsciousness, dehydration, and strokes. The following resources are meant to help understand what to do when facing extreme heat temperatures and how to best mitigate their impact.

Resources

American Red Cross - Heat Wave Safety External link opens in new window or tab.
What to do before and during a heat wave and how you can treat heat related illness.

California Department of Public Safety - Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab.
Be informed on extreme heat.

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on extreme heat preparedness and hot weather tips.

Cal OES - Summer Heat Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Resources to help deal with the summer excessive heat.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Be Prepared for Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
How to stay safe when extreme heat threatens.

National Integrated Heat Health Information System External link opens in new window or tab.
Extreme heat warnings in California and how to stay safe.

Ready.gov - Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on extreme heat preparedness.

Ready.gov Kids - Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab.
Information on extreme heat preparedness for kids.

Questions:   Jeffrey Reyes | EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0327
Last Reviewed: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Recently Posted in School Disaster and Emergency Management