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It is not uncommon for the Central Valley to experience extremely high temperatures, sometimes breaking triple digits. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. Here are some tips to combating the heat:

  • Wear light colored clothing and loose layers
  • Use sunscreen, sunglasses, umbrellas and hats to prevent skin and sun damage
  • Limit outdoor activity and avoid direct sunlight
  • Never leave children or pets in a parked car or in direct sunlight
  • Keep lights off, cover windows and minimize use of the stove or oven
  • Head to a cooling center (2017 cooling centers coming soon!)
  • Stay hydrated