– Stay Hydrated – Drink plenty of fluids.

– Avoid Relying on Electric Fans: When temperatures soar into the high 90s, fans may not be sufficient to prevent heat-related illness. Instead, take a cool shower or bath, or seek out an air-conditioned environment for more effective cooling.

– Use Air Conditioning:** Spending a few hours each day in air conditioning can significantly reduce the risk of heat illness. Ensure your air conditioning is functioning properly.

– Seek Cool Locations During Power Outages:** If you don’t have air conditioning or experience a power outage, identify places where you can stay cool, such as shopping malls or public cooling centers. Plan your transportation.

– Ensure your pets have access to plenty of fresh water throughout the day. Keep pets indoors during the hottest parts of the day preferably in an air-conditioned environment.

– Access Additional Resources:** Local government or community groups may offer additional resources to help you stay cool.

– Wear Appropriate Clothing:** Opt for lightweight, loose-fitting clothing to stay comfortable.

– Build a Support Network:** Create a support team with people you can assist and who can assist you. Regularly check in with each other to ensure everyone’s safety.

For more information, visit the [Red Cross](https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/extreme-heat-safety.html).
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