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Carbon Monoxide

Check out our new infographic below that helps keep you and your family safe from carbon monoxide poisoning!

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Twitter Graphic: Extreme Heat Social Media Toolkit. Learn more at ready.gov/calendar

Summertime Means
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Summer weather often includes extreme heat and it is essential that you are properly prepared.  FEMA provides the following tips on what to do during extremely hot days:" Listen to NOAA Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS). Never leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. Stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine if air conditioning is not available. Twitter Graphic: Extreme Heat Social Media Toolkit. Learn more at ready.gov/calendar[/caption] Postpone outdoor games and activities. Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities. Circulating air can cool the body by increasing the perspiration rate of evaporation. Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician. Drink plenty of water; even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine. Persons who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restricted diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake. Limit intake of alcoholic beverages. Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes that cover as much skin as possible. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays. Protect face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks. Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. Avoid extreme temperature changes. Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power during periods of extreme heat. Text SHELTER + your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345)." (FEMA, 2016) For more tips from FEMA on excessive heat including weather related terms, visit FEMA's Extreme Heat page: https://www.ready.gov/heat Also, read FEMA's Extreme Heat fact sheet to learn more.

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