Preparing For and Responding to Excessive Heat Events
July 17, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die from heat waves each year than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods and earthquakes combined. Older individuals are particularly vulnerable to the effects of heat stress.
Heat related deaths and illness are preventable. Minnesotans are advised to protect themselves from the heat by staying cool, staying hydrated and staying informed. The following resources outline important steps that can be taken to respond to excessive heat events: