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Signs of Heat Related Illness:  Signs of heat exhaustion can include (but are not limited to) dizziness, headaches, nausea, and tiredness.  It is important to be aware of these signs so that you can cool down before the condition turns into a more serious heat stroke, which is considered a medical emergency.  Check out the information below to learn more about heat related illnesses.

Heat Index and Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT):  Florida summers are not just hot, they are also humid.  Humidity can have a significant effect on your body's ability to handle the heat.  When planning outdoor activities, it is important to check the "feels like" temperature that is determined by either the heat index or the WBGT.  Preparing accordingly can help keep you and your loved ones safe while outside.

HeatRisk Forecast Map:  Plan your outdoor activities up to a week in advance using the easy to use HeatRisk map from the National Weather Service.  HeatRisk takes into account how unusual the heat is in an an area for the time of year and the duration of the heat, in addition to other factors.

This guide is intended for information purposes only.  If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

State and Local Resources

Florida's humidity makes the heat feel more intense and can interfere with the body's ability to sweat and cool.   Check out the links below for heat advise specific to the state.

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