Safety Tips in Dealing with Summer Heat

Omaha, Nebraska. – The heat of summer has come a little earlier this year and the thermometer points to a very hot season in the months ahead.

With temperatures expected to climb well into the 90’s and approaching triple-digits for the next few days, the Douglas County Health Department is recommending the following during high temperatures days:

  • Never leave a person or in a closed park vehicle.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine.
  • Outdoors activities should be limited to the cooler morning and evening hours.
  • A sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher should be used when outside.
  • Take advantage of air conditioning as much as possible.

By following these recommendations, the Douglas County Health Department advises that people can avoid heat-related injuries.