Extreme Heat Preparedness
Extremely hot weather can cause sickness or even death.
To download heat related brochures and posters, visit The CDC Extreme Heat Website
Public Health and Hennepin County Geographic Information Systems have created a mobile-friendly online mapping application to help people find public places to escape the summer heat.
From a tablet or mobile phone, residents can click on the Public Health Emergencies webpage to find a Hennepin County map, then click on the cooling option mobile application.
They can make the map personal by entering a home zip code or current street address. The map will zero in on the selected neighborhood; users then can click on individual cooling locations for an address, days and hours of operation, contact information and a website link, when possible.
In a normal year, about 175 Americans die of complications from overheating. Young children, senior citizens and people who are sick or overweight are most vulnerable.
Who Needs Special Care?
Anyone 65 years or older, people living with chronic medical conditions, children, the homeless, outdoor workers, and athletes are most at-risk to heat sickness.
Signs of Heat Sickness
Seek medical care immediately if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of heat sickness.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2015