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Navigating Arizona Summers

While it might be tempting to enjoy the scenic, mountainous landscape that our great state has to offer during the longer days of summer, we must remember the strength of the Arizona summer sun. Please see below for a list of comprehensive resources for reminders to stay safe and healthy in the triple-digit degree heat.

  1. Drink water even if you’re not thirsty- thirst and sweating are late signs of dehydration 
  2. It is very important NOT to LEAVE children or pets in a car 
  3. Take a break in a shaded or air-conditioned area if outside for long periods of time 
  4. Keep your head covered and apply sunscreen every two hours 
  5. Try to only go outside in the early morning or late afternoon went it is very hot 
  6. Always have water with you when outside 
  7. Get immediately help if you start to feel the symptoms of heat stoke 
  8. Wear loose-fitting lightweight clothes, a wide brim hat and sunglasses 
  9. Bring an umbrella with you outside to block the sun 
  10. Electric fans will not prevent heat-related illness