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“EXTREME HEAT”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

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Lightning!

Here is how to protect yourself from lightning when working outdoors during stormy weather: Stay away from bodies of water. Do not use any plug-in power tools or machines. Do not stand by metal  objects, pipes, light poles, door frames, metal fences or communication towers. Find shelter other than a …

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Winter Weather Safety

Be prepared everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio/television to stay informed about winter storm watches, warnings and advisories. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold, and heart …