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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

Advisory for Excessive Heat Wave in California
Review procedures and practices for extreme temperature emergency conditions.

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 Health - Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab.
Be informed on extreme heat.

California Department of Public Health Guidance for Schools during Extreme Heat External link opens in new window or tab.
Recommendations for school sports and strenuous activities during 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.

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.

Questions:   Emergency Services Team | EmergencyServices@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 7, 2022
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