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Heat Advisory for Cuyahoga County

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Jennifer Ciaccia: (216) 250-5863; jciaccia@cuyahogacounty.us

 

Excessive heat expected June 17-21

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH - Cuyahoga County is experiencing its first major heat wave of 2024. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the County and several other Northeast Ohio counties from June 17-22.

The forecast estimates temperatures will reach the high 80's to low 90’s, however a heat index in the 100-degree range is expected. Extreme heat can be very dangerous and can cause heat-related illnesses including heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps and dehydration. High temperatures have a more drastic effect on people in vulnerable populations including the elderly, children, and those with preexisting medical conditions.

Use these helpful tips to stay safe:

  • Know the signs of heat related illness. Heavy sweating, weakness, dizziness, nausea, and headache are not to be taken lightly. They can be symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. If you or someone you know experiences these symptoms, it's imperative to move to a cooler place, drink water, and seek medical attention, if necessary.
  • NEVER leave children or pets in a vehicle in the heat. Temperatures within a vehicle can rise quickly and become deadly.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty.
  • Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, loose fitting, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight.
  • Slow down. Reduce, eliminate or reschedule strenuous activities until the coolest time of the day.
  • Minimize direct exposure to the sun. Sunburn reduces your body's ability to dissipate heat.
  • If possible, stay in airconditioned locations. Check your city's website for locations of cooling centers.
  • The Division of Senior and Adult Services maintains a map of agencies and resources to assist older adults.
  • Heat waves can often lead to poor air quality. To help improve the air we breathe, limit unnecessary car trips, and avoid idling vehicles during high heat.

Find tips for managing extreme heat from the Office of Emergency Management.

Be sure to stay up to date on all vital information by signing up for Cuyahoga County's emergency notification system, READY NOTIFY, today!

 

 



  
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