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Heat Waves

A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessive heat. Excessive heat is defined as temperatures that hover 10 degrees or more above the average high temperature for the region during summer months, last for a prolonged period of time, and often are accompanied by high humidity. The following sites will provide information on heat hazards and how to plan for excessive heat should it occur in your area.

  1. Avoiding Dehydration
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  2. Working Outdoors in the Heat
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  3. Extreme Heat, What is it?
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  4. Extreme Heat
    Ready.gov
    FEMA

  5. Health Hints Newsletter: Heat
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
    Janet M. Pollard, MPH & Carol A. Rice, Ph.D., RN

  6. Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stress
    Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

  7. Heat Index Forecasts
    National Weather Service (NOAA)

  8. Heat Waves
    American Red Cross

  9. Heat Wave Information Sheet
    Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages

  10. Planning for Extreme Heat
    The Environmental Protection Agency