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.
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.
This section of the Centers for Disease Control website are focused on preventing and recognizing the warning signs of heat-related illness.
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
Sample Tweet: “Debby dumping lots of rain in Fla. Not our turn yet...could be next week.”
Josh Knight @WHSVJoshKnight
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
Sample Tweet: “Excessive heat watch Sat. Temps 100-105 & heat index up to 110. Dangerous! Use common sense, drink water stay in shade http://pic.twitter.com/0GSkX74H”
Amelia Nahmias @WHSVAmelia
Sample Tweet: "@whsvnews Severe Thunderstorm Watch is cancelled for the remainder of the viewing area. Sleep tight valley."