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Local Municipalities and FBCOEM Warning of Extreme Heat This Weekend

(FORT BEND COUNTY) – The Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management and local municipalities are warning of extreme heat today, July 8, and this weekend.

The City of Sugar Land offers these tips for avoiding heat-related death or illness:

  • Stay in an air-conditioned area during the hottest hours of the day. If you don't have air conditioning in your home, go to a public place such as a shopping mall or a library to stay cool. Cooling stations and senior centers are also available in many large cities for people of all ages.

  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing.

  • Drink water often. Don't wait until you are thirsty.

  • Avoid unnecessary hard work or activities if you are outside or in a building without air-conditioning.

  • Avoid unnecessary sun exposure. When in the sun, wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim.

  • Air conditioning is the strongest protective factor against heat-related illness. Exposure to air conditioning for even a few hours a day will reduce the risk for heat-related illness.


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