Summer Safety

The Heat Is On

As the summer heats up, OEM reminds residents to take steps to stay cool:

  • If you do not have an air conditioner, consider going to a public pool, air-conditioned store, mall, movie theater, or library during the hottest part of the day.
  • Drink fluids, particularly water, even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid beverages containing alcohol, caffeine, or high amounts of sugar.
  • Cool showers or baths may be helpful, but avoid extreme temperature changes as they can cause nausea or dizziness.
  • Check on your neighbors, family, and friends, especially if they are seniors, young children, or people with special needs.