Heat Wave/Dought

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Hot Texas summers- there’s nothing quite like it! Careful—extreme heat not only kills lawns, it can also push your body beyond its limits. Older adults, young children, and those who are sick or overweight are most likely to suffer when the mercury rises. Droughts can also be the result of super-hot temperatures, low amounts of rainfall and careless behavior. Learn how to take protective measures to safeguard yourself and your environment. 

Drought InformationSun with thermometer for extreme heat and drought

Get up-to-date drought information for North Central Texas at http://droughtreporter.unl.edu and learn how to conserve water.

Heat-Related Illnesses

High temperatures, like the kind we experience in a North Central Texas summer, along with high humidity, can cause heat-related illnesses which range in severity from mild heat cramps, to heat exhaustion, to potentially life-threatening heatstroke.

To Stay Cool

  • Wear light-colored, loose-fitting, and lightwight clothing
  • Drink extra water
  • Take frequent breaks during hot summer months
  • Protect your skin from sun with sunscreen and shade
  • Avoid caffeinated beverages and alcohol with can dehydrate 

Drought cracked ground with city buildings in background