The heat is coming! Check your local forecast and be aware of daily high temperatures in your area. Over the next few months many locations in Oregon will see highs in the 90s.
Oregon’s summers are often beautiful, but the severity of heat waves has been getting worse in recent years, a trend that is expected to worsen in the future. Such waves can seriously affect the health of the elderly, those who live or work outdoors, have low incomes, are infants and children, or who have a chronic medical condition.
Regardless of your level of activity, drink plenty of fluids, even if you are not thirsty and especially when working outside. Avoid alcohol or liquids containing large amounts of sugar, as they can make your body lose water.
Learn how to prevent, recognize, and treat heat-related illnesses.
Air conditioners can help you stay cool, but not everyone has one. Visiting friends with an air conditioner or going to free cooling centers in your community can help you stay cool.
More extreme heat resources can be found at 211.org.
Learn more about extreme heat and tips on how to stay cool by checking out OHA’s Extreme Heat webpage.
Follow the links below for up-to-date heat advisories throughout Oregon.