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Extreme Heat Alert: How to Protect Yourself and Others

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It's vital to take precautions against the extreme heat Californians are experiencing. Here are some key safety tips:

  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
  • Stay Cool: Spend time in air-conditioned places and avoid direct sunlight.
  • Dress Appropriately: Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Limit Outdoor Activities: Schedule outdoor work or exercise during cooler parts of the day.
  • Check on Vulnerable Individuals: Ensure that the elderly, children, and pets are safe and cool.
  • Seek Out County Cooling Centers and Resources: Visit cooling centers during this period of extreme heat.

Visit and for resources to help you prepare and stay safe from extreme heat events.

Watch the following video with more heat-ready tips.

For more detailed information and resources, please visit the CDPH Heat & Summer Safety webpage.