Hot Weather Continues – Stay Cool/Stay Safe
Department of Health/Vermont Emergency Management Advisory

WATERBURY – With the extremely hot weather Vermont is experiencing, Vermont Emergency Management and the Vermont Department of Health are advising people to be cautious and to stay cool and safe.  The National Weather Service is predicting a third straight day with temperatures in the 90s for much of the state.

While extreme heat can cause problems for anyone, people at greatest risk for heat-related illness include infants and children up to four years of age, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are ill or on certain medications. Extra precautions should be taken to avoid problems during this period of extreme temperatures.

Some tips to follow during hot, humid weather:

Tips on treating heat-related ailments:

For more information, media can contact the Communication Office at the Vermont Department of Health at 802-863-7281, or Vermont Emergency Management Public Information Officer Mark Bosma at 800-347-0488.

For more information on heat-related illness visit: http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat

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