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Hot Portland Summer

Hot Weather Safety Tips

With the Pacific Northwest nearing record breaking temperatures this weekend, we thought we’d share some basic safety tips for hot weather.

  • Stay Hydrated.  Drink a lot of water and less alcohol and caffeinated drinks which can deplete your body of water.
  • Use fans if you don’t have AC.  Ceiling fans should be turned counter-clockwise and increase the speed as the temperature rises during the day.
  • Avoid using your stove for cooking if you don’t have AC.
  • Soak a handkerchief in water and tie it around your neck.
  • Avoid direct sun for long periods of time.  The shade is your friend.
  • Turn lights down and shut the blinds.
  • Wear appropriate clothing.
  • Create a cross-breeze
  • Take a cool shower