Hot weather is associated with an increase in heat-related illnesses. Extreme heat affects everyone, especially vulnerable groups like unhoused people, pregnant women, people with heart or lung conditions, young children, older adults, athletes, and outdoor workers.

Heat Tracker

Be prepared for extreme heat using the CDC Heat & Health Tracker. Enter your zip code into the map and receive weather information and predictions for potential extreme heat events.

Heat & Health Tracker

Healthy Measures

Stay Cool Indoors

Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, utilize the locations below to stay out of the heat. If you have to spend time outdoors, follow these steps to avoid exhaustion and other illnesses.

  • Wear sunscreen
  • Pace yourself, do not over exert energy
  • Schedule outdoor time in the morning or afternoon to avoid peak heat
  • Don't leave children or animals in your car.

Drink Plenty of Fluids

Drink more fluids, regardless of how active you are. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.

Other hydration tips

  • Stay away from sugarey and alocoholic drinks.
  • Avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
  • Keep your pets hydrated, provide plenty of fresh water for your pets, and leave the water in a shady area.

Stay informed

Check your local news for extreme heat alerts and safety tips and to learn about any cooling shelters in your area. Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them. Monitor those you know who are more vulnerable during extreme heat.

Available Cooling Shelters

East Toledo Family Center

1020 Varland Ave.
8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Toledo Lucas County Public Library

Various locations
9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Beat the Heat

Safety Tips

Take extra measures to stay cool, remain hydrated, and don't spend extended time in the direct sunlight. Make sure your family, friends, and pets follow these tips as the warm weather moves in.

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