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During the summer months,  the Sacramento Valley heats up. Learn how to protect yourself and others by following these steps.

  • Listen to local weather forecasts and be aware of upcoming temperature changes.
  • Review the National Weather Services (NWS) experimental HeatRisk forecast for the seven day heat risk potential in the Sacramento Region.
  • Discuss heat safety precautions with family members.
  • Learn how to prepare for power outages from Sacramento Ready.
  • Take a first aid course to learn how to look for and treat heat-related emergencies.
  • Dress in lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing.
  • Use sunscreen and wear protective coverings, such as a hat.
  • Learn about extreme heat prevention, hot weather tips, and more from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).