With summer comes the risk of harm from extreme heat. Below, tips on how to stay cool and safe.

Stay hydrated and drink extra water

Avoid strenuous activities between 10 am and 8 pm

If working outdoors, take frequent breaks and rest in shaded areas

Take shelter in air-conditioned environments and visit community cooling centers

Never leave a child, disabled person, or pet locked in a car

Check on older and vulnerable loved ones and neighbors

Pay attention to Flex Alerts, issued to conserve energy when the power grid is threatened

Keep blinds or shades closed on windows to keep your home cool

Turn off unnecessary lights

Conserve energy; good tips here

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