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Introduction

Summer Weather Safety and Survival

Introduction

While thunderstorms usually get the most attention when it comes to dangerous weather in our area, summertime heat and humidity are also threats that we need to be aware of. Heat kills by taxing the human body beyond its abilities. In a normal year, about 175 Americans succumb to the demands of summer heat.

Your National Weather Service wants you to know about the dangers of excessive heat and humidity, and things you can do to stay safe. As with any hazardous weather safety plan, the first step is staying informed. Pay attention to forecasts and statements from your local National Weather Service Forecast Office, and information from local agencies.

Please use the links below to access information on the dangers of excessive heat and humidity.

Heat Wave: A Major Summer Killer
Heat Wave:
A Major Summer Killer
(NWS)
Extreme Heat
Extreme Heat
(FEMA)
Are You Ready for a Heat Wave?
Are You Ready for a
Heat Wave?
(Red Cross)

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