Know how to handle the heat

Faced with record-setting temperatures and high humidity, it’s important to how to handle the heat. Here are some tips to protect people, pets and trees.

Tips for preventing heat-related illness in people

Heat-related illness happens when the body isn’t able to cool itself. Seniors, small children, and people with physical disabilities are the most vulnerable to heat-related illness, but everyone should take steps to stay safe in extreme heat.

For more information, see heat-related illness and how to prevent it.

Last updated Aug. 9, 2013