Spring and summer weather can be unpredictable. When severe weather hits unexpectedly, the risk of injury and death increases, so planning ahead makes sense. Follow these CDC recommendations to keep your family, pets and yourself safe.
Know what to look for and what to do to keep yourself, family and pets safe during extreme heat.
Extreme heat can cause people to suffer from heat-related illness, and even death. People suffer heat-related illness when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves. Older adults, young children, and people with chronic medical conditions are at high risk for heat-related illness and death. More than 700 people die from extreme heat every year in the United States.
Track extreme heat in your area. The CDC Heat & Health Tracker provides local heat and health information so communities can better prepare for and respond to extreme heat events.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention
When power outages occur after severe weather (thunderstorms, winter storms, hurricanes or tornadoes), using alternative sources of power can cause carbon monoxide (CO) to build up in a home and poison the people and animals inside.
Protect yourself and family with these CO poisoning prevention tips.