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Beat the heat

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health

Beat the Heat Extreme Heat - how to prevent heat-related deths information, What, Who, Where, Ho to Avoid, Heat Alerts: Know the Difference

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.

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Learn how to 'beat the heat'.