Important: Check your local weather forecast so you can be prepared for a heat storm or a heat wave.
Heat-related illnesses can become serious or even deadly if unattended. Some of the risks people face from too much heat exposure and not staying cool are:
Be sure to check for these signs:
Warning: Heat exhaustion can lead to a heat stroke, a life-threatening condition.
Heat Stroke: Also known as sunstroke. Heat stroke is life-threatening. The body temperature can rise so high that brain damage and death may result if the body is not cooled quickly.
Heat Cramps or Heat Exhaustion
When it gets hot, a lot of energy is used to keep cool. Here are some useful ways to stay cool and still save energy and save on your bill: