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Excessive Heat Watch

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH means that excessive heat and humidity are possible in the next day or two.

You should begin preparations now!

  • Learn the dangers and symptoms of heat disorders.
  • Make sure that your air conditioning units are working properly.
    If you have a window unit:
    • Turn it on and run if to make sure that it is cooling adequately.
    • Close any floor heat registers nearby.
    • Insulate spaces around air conditioners for a tighter fit.
    • Use a circulating or box fan to spread the cool air.

    If you have central air conditioning:
    • Turn it on and run if to make sure that it is cooling adequately.
    • Check air-conditioning ducts for proper insulation.
  • Keep heat outside and cool air inside.
    • Install temporary reflectors, such as aluminum foil covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
    • Keep cool air inside by installing weather-stripping on your doors and windowsills.
    • Consider keeping storm windows up all year. Storm windows can keep heat out of your home in the summer and cold out of your home in the winter.

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