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
Stay damp, friends.

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