Beat the heat
Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health
In Florida, we often deal with heat. 'Extreme heat' is much less common, but it can be deadly. Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable.
Extreme heat is defined as summertime temperatures that are much hotter and/or humid than average.
Extreme heat can lead to several heat related illnesses including heat stroke and heat exhaustion, which are the most severe. These heat-related illness may occur when the body is not able to properly cool itself through sweating and a person's body temperature rises faster than it can cool itself down.
Learn how to 'beat the heat'.