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Scorching Summer Temps to Hit The Nation

Summer officially starts on Monday, June 21st. The upcoming temps on the Navajo Nation are expected to be in the high 80’s & 90’s.

During these heatwaves, it’s important to stay safe, keep an eye on your family members especially young children and the elderly.

Here are some tips on staying safe from:

Extreme Heat Safety Social Media Toolkit |

Stay Indoors

  • Roughly 40% of unwanted heat buildup in our homes is through windows. Use awnings or curtains to keep the heat out! #BeatTheHeat
  • #BeatTheHeat by staying indoors and in the shade. More tips for the entire family on #BeatTheHeat this summer!
  • Tip: Check the weather stripping on doors and windows to keep the cool air in. #BeatTheHeat
  • Extreme heat can often lead to #blackouts.  Don’t be in the dark, learn how to prepare at: #HeatSafety
  • Fans alone aren’t enough in high heat + high humidity. Get inside in A/C or go to a public place like the library, museum, or shopping mall to #BeatTheHeat
  • During extreme heat, stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun. #BeatTheHeat
  • Enter your zip code at to find cooling-off centers near you! #SummerSafety #BeatTheHeat
  • Contact your local Office of Emergency Management to find a cooling-off center near you. #BeatTheHeat

Reduce Heat Impact

  • In extreme heat, dress in loose-fitting, lightweight, and light-colored clothes. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays. #BeatTheHeat
  • Check on your pets frequently to ensure they are safe during extreme heat. #BeatTheHeat
  • Keep strenuous activity to a minimum during the hottest parts of the day (11am-2pm) and use a buddy system! #SummerSafety
  • #BeatTheHeat tip: Check on seniors, people who are ill or may need extra help frequently.
  • Make sure you drink LOTS of water to stay hydrated and prevent dehydration, heat stroke & more. #SummerSafety
  • During extreme heat drink plenty of water, even if you don’t feel thirsty. #HeatSafety
  • Got heat cramps? Rest in a cool place & drink a beverage containing electrolytes and sodium, like a sports drink. #BeatTheHeat
  • Recognize when someone is suffering from dehydration or heat stroke & act quickly! Learn the signs: #SummerSafety
  • Here’s a sizzling summer tip – Get trained in first aid to learn how to treat heat-related emergencies! #SummerSafety
  • Have you ever experienced the “urban heat island effect?” Learn more about #HeatSafety and how to prepare at
  • Video: #HeatSafety information and tips in American Sign Language
  • #BeatTheHeat by making water your beverage of choice during extreme heat over soda to prevent dehydration.
  • During extreme heat, check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone. #SummerSafety
  • High heat and humidity cause the body to work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Stay indoors with air conditioning. More tips at #HeatSafety
  • Too hot to play outside? offers plenty of games and activities that will help children learn and prepare for emergencies as they play! #SummerSafety
  • Don’t forget about your pets. Share these tips from the Humane Society to keep pets safe in the heat: #BeatTheHeat

Car Safety

  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in hot vehicles! Heat can rise in a car, up to 20 degrees in just 10 minutes! #BeatTheHeat
  • Even with the windows rolled down, only minutes in a hot car can be deadly for your pet! NEVER leave your pets in the car! #PetPreparedness  #HeatSafety
  • If you see a kid in a hot car- act fast! You could save a life! #HeatstrokeKills #HeatSafety
  • Heat related deaths ARE preventable! Look before you lock!

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