Episode 36 – How to Survive Extreme Heat

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On this week’s no-frills episode, we’re telling you how to prepare for extreme heat, what to do in the middle of a heat wave, and how to recognize heat-related illness to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Key timecodes for this episode:
01:30 – How to prepare your home for extreme heat
05:52 – How to plan according to the weather
10:55 – How to read important heat indicators
15:08 – What to do if you’re dealing with extreme heat now
25:17 – How to recognize heat-related illness

Stay damp, stay hydrated, and stay cool!


Story: How to Survive Extreme Heat (Elise)

Sources:
What Is a Heat Index Chart?, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, May 2021
WetBulb Globe Temperature, NOAA
How to cope and stay safe in extreme heat, Better Health Channel
11 Tips for Surviving A Heat Wave Without Air-Conditioning, MedicineNet
Heat Waves: 10 Tips For Extreme Heat Safety, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, June 2021
How to Survive Extreme Heat In the Great Outdoors, LifeHacker, June 2018

This Grist post is worth a read if you’re worried about fossil fuel-powered air conditioning: Air conditioning heats the climate. So how can I keep cool?

Heat index chart via the Old Farmer’s Almanac
How Wet Bulb Temperature measurement compares to Heat Index
Activity and rest needed during certain Wet Bulb conditions
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