Be Prepared for Extreme Heat
 
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Posted on Wednesday July 20, 2016
 
With extreme temperatures in the forecast, it is important to follow these safety tips!
 

 

 

July 20, 2016

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Joint Field Office: Jefferson City, Mo.

FEMA News Desk: 573-636-2611

 

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

 

 

FEMA urges Missourians to be prepared for extreme heat


FEMA Smartphone App Helps Families Before, During, and After Disasters

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the Midwest to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA smartphone app

The National Weather Service announced today that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.” Additionally, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s latest outlook notes that most of the continental United States is facing elevated chances of well-above-average summer temperatures. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, heat kills more people than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods.

To help all residents stay safe during extreme heat, FEMA urges residents to consider taking the following actions in affected areas:   

  • Postpone outdoor games and activities and limit exposure to the sun.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine; limit alcoholic beverage intake.
  • Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
  • Spend the warmest part of the day in temperature-controlled buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, or community facilities.
  • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.

FEMA also urges residents across the region to download and use the free FEMA app, which provides valuable safety tips to help families prepare for and recover from more than 20 natural and man-made hazards. The FEMA app enables users to receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening family and friends.  The app also provides family communication plans, customizable checklist of emergency supplies, and maps of open shelters and disaster recovery centers. The app is available on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

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FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.

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The social media links provided are for reference only. FEMA does not endorse any non-government websites, companies or applications.

 
 
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