Larry and Susan shared this photo taken in August, 2007, on the front porch of their home near Columbia, SC. When it's hot, be sure to drink plenty of water.
To prepare for extreme heat, you should: Install window air conditioners snugly; insulate if necessary. Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation. Install temporary window reflectors (forMore >> To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to keep cool and use common sense. The following tips are important.More >> Emergency Information
Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. Under normal conditions, the body's internal thermostat produces perspiration that evaporates and cools the body. However,More >> Extreme heat brings with it the possibility of heat-induced illnesses. The following table lists these illnesses, their symptoms, and the first aid treatment. ConditionSymptomsFirst Aid SunburnSkin rednessMore >> Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat.More >> Frequently asked questions about extreme heat.More >>