Joshua City Hall 101 South Main St. Joshua, Texas 76058

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Hot Weather Safety

Heat kills. To keep your cool during periods of excessive heat:

  • Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must work outside, try to do it during the coolest part of the day – usually in the early morning.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If you don’t have air conditioning, stay on the lowest floor of a building out of the sun. Use electric fans if you have them.They don’t cool the air, but they do help sweat to evaporate, which cools your body.
  • Drink plenty of water regularly, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Your body needs fluids to keep cool. Avoid beverages with caffeine, such as coffee, and alcohol.
  • Eat smaller meals, but eat more often.
  • Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing and a hat. Light colors reflect heat and sunlight and help your body maintain normal temperatures.
  • Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn makes the body’s job of keeping cool more difficult.
  • Check on the elderly, children, and those who are ill; all are vulnerable to excessive heat.
  • Ensure that your pets are provided with shade and adequate water.