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Keep your cool

Florida Department of Health in Volusia County Environmental Health

If you go outside, Remember: A hat, Sunscreen, Lightweight, Lighted-colored, closefitting clothing,  and water

To beat the heat, follow these tips:

Stay cool:

  • Wear light-weight, light-colored, loose fitting clothing.

  • Stay indoors in air conditioning, especially during the hottest part of the day.

  • Schedule outdoor activities for early morning or later evening hours to avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day.

  • Wear sunscreen.

Stay hydrated:

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • Replace salts and minerals by drinking sports drinks after excessive sweat.

  • Stay away from sugary or alcoholic drinks.

Stay informed:

  • Check on your neighbors and friends.

  • Know the warning signs of heat related illness and how to treat them.

  • Check the news regularly for weather updates.