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Heat Waves Can Kill!

Excessive heat can lead to serious illness and death unless precautions are exercised to prevent these dangers. When heat is forecast, especially if it is a prolonged heat spell, do not take risks and follow these safety tips to stay safe.

Between 2000-2020, there were 11 fatalities in our area from excessive heat. Outside of flooding, heat is one of our biggest threats.

Remember, those most at risk of heat related illness or death include small children, the elderly, and those who work outside.