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2014 Summer Heat Emergency Data and Prevention Tips


Current Information

09/16/14: 2014 North Carolina Heat Report Graphs (09/07/14 - 09/13/14; PDF 551 KB

07/07/14: New York Times Article: Heed These Tips to Prevent Overheating this Summer

Previous Data

How to Stay Safe During Hot Weather

  • Increase fluid intake
  • Spend some time in cool or air-conditioned environment
  • Reduce normal activity levels
  • If you take medicines that can impede heat loss, speak with your physician before summer about how to stay safe (i.e. high blood pressure drugs, migraine drugs, allergy drugs, muscle spasm drugs, mental illness drugs, tranquilizers)

Poor air quality days typically occur on days with high heat and low humidity. Learn about the Air Quality Forecast System and how to protect your health. Get free air quality forecasts from Enviroflash.

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