How to Stay Safe in Excessive Heat

By: Kitty Capelle
By: Kitty Capelle

A variety of resources focused on staying safe in excessive summer heat.

NWS Heat Safety

The writers for the National Weather Service website call heat "the number one weather-related killer in the United States."

They compiled a list of everything you need to know in order to stay safe during the high summer temperatures.

EPA Excessive Heat Guidebook

This .pdf file is a good resource from the Environmental Protection agency. It has everything you need to know in order to save lives during excessively hot weather.

CDC: Preventing and Recognizing Heat-Related Illness

This section of the Centers for Disease Control website are focused on preventing and recognizing the warning signs of heat-related illness.

Red Cross Heat Wave Safety Checklist

The writers for the Red Cross website provide information for before and during a heat wave and they provide tips for heat-related illness first aid.

Meteorologists on Twitter:

George Hirschmann @WHSVGeorgeHirschmann 

Followers: 73
Tweets: 15
Sample Tweet: “Debby dumping lots of rain in Fla. Not our turn yet...could be next week.”

Josh Knight @WHSVJoshKnight 

Followers: 286
Tweets: 688
Sample Tweet: “Starting off with 75 in Harrisonburg... up to 97 for today. Even hotter and more humid for tomorrow! Saturday: Heat Index up to 110!”

Aubrey Urbanowicz @whsvaubs 

Tweets: 1403
Followers: 171
Sample Tweet: “Excessive heat watch Sat. Temps 100-105 & heat index up to 110. Dangerous! Use common sense, drink water stay in shade

Amelia Nahmias @WHSVAmelia 

Tweets: 10
Followers: 16
Sample Tweet: "@whsvnews Severe Thunderstorm Watch is cancelled for the remainder of the viewing area. Sleep tight valley."



Follow Web-Producer Kitty Capelle on Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook and Google+.

Read More Blogs is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability