Follow these precautions in extreme heat
Temperatures over 90 degrees are expected to continue through Friday, July 19, according to the National Weather Service. Community members should be aware of the dangers of extreme heat and take proper precaution to avoid the effects of heat-related illnesses.
Vulnerable populations such as older adults, children, unsheltered individuals and those with medical conditions are at greater risk to the effects of extreme heat. Heat-related illnesses include heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Ways to manage days with extreme heat include:
- Finding locations with air conditioning
- Avoiding strenuous exercise
- Wearing light clothing
- Drinking plenty of fluids
- Checking on older adult family members and friends who do not have air conditioning.
Anyone enjoying outdoor activities with pets should remember to carry extra water. Remember never to leave an adult, child or pet in a closed car. See more information about extreme heat at Ready.gov
For more information about Boulder Senior Services visit: www.boulderseniorservices.com or call 303-441-3148.
Published: July 18, 2019
Eden Mayne, Senior Services Manager, 303-441-4439
Zach McGee, Media Relations, 303-441-2339