Do not rely only on electric fans during extreme heat. When temperatures are in the high 90s, fans may 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.

Spending a few hours each day in air conditioning can help prevent heat illness.

If you have air conditioning, be sure that it is in working order.

If you do not have air conditioning or if there is a power outage, find locations where you can stay cool. For example, a public library, shopping mall, or a public cooling center. Plan how you will get there.

*Additional resources may be available from local government or community groups.

Make sure you have plenty of lightweight, loose clothing to wear.

Create a support team of people you may assist and who can assist you.

Check-in with them often to make sure that everyone is safe.