Merced Community College
Student Help Desk

 

 


 

Tips for Extreme Heat

  • 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.
  • Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
  • Consider spending the warmest part of the day in public buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other community facilities.
  • Eat well-balanced, light, and regular meals. Avoid using salt tablets unless directed to do so by a physician.
  • Drink plenty of water. Persons who 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.
  • Protect face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in vehicles – even for “a minute.”
  • Temperatures inside vehicles can rapidly reach life-threatening levels…even with windows partially open.
  • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. Use a buddy system when working in extreme heat, and take frequent breaks.

Be Smart & Stay Cool !


 

 

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STUDENT HELP DESK, Merced Community College, 3600 M Street, Merced CA 95348
(209) 381-6565 •
http://www.mccd.edu/myhelp/myhelp@mccd.edu • located at Lesher 110
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