With temperatures soaring into the upper 90s this weekend, Arlington’s Office of Emergency Management is warning residents to take precautions to stay safe.
Officials say the “dangerous heat” could cause health problems for those who overexert themselves or don’t remain properly hydrated while outside.
With the extreme high temperatures this weekend and throughout the remainder of the summer, residents are asked to take extra precautions to stay safe, stay cool and to stay hydrated. Remember, all open county buildings are considered cooling stations.
General heat-related precautions:
- Monitor local radio, TV and on-line services to receive critical weather updates
- Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing
- Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day. Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, community centers and shopping malls
- Postpone outdoor games and activities if possible
- Take frequent breaks if you must be outdoors
- Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat
- Check on your pets frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat
During heat waves people are susceptible to three heat-related conditions; heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. All of these conditions can be serious if left untreated. Know the signs and seek immediate medical assistance should you find yourself experiencing any of these conditions.
Visit https://emergency.arlingtonva.us/hot-weather-tips-for-keeping-cool/ for additional emergency preparedness tips during times of extreme temperatures.
The Arlington County Office of Emergency Management wants you to be safe!
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