Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) has reported its second heat-related death this summer.
Stay safe this summer and follow these tips from the CDC to prevent heat related illness:
- Stay Indoors- Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, you may qualify for an emergency A/C window unit. To find out if you qualify, call DCHHS at 214-819-1976.
- Limit Outdoor Activities- Consider exercising early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid peak temperatures. Try to find shaded areas to cool down when possible.
- Stay hydrated- Drink plenty of water.
- Check for updates- Check your local news for extreme heat alerts.
For more information on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines, visit the CDC’s website.