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10915FW: DC Emer Mgmt Agency: Protective Actions Against Heat

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  • Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
    Jun 1, 2011
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Groomes, Diane (MPD)
      Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 11:31 AM
      To: Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
      Subject: Fw: Protective Actions for Heat


      Pls post.

      ----- Original Message -----

      From: DC HSEMA Alert <hsema255982@...>

      To: DC RSAN Recipients <rsan@...>

      Sent: Wed Jun 01 11:29:52 2011

      Subject: Protective Actions for Heat


      Protective Actions for Heat


      Residents and visitors in the District should keep cool by staying in the shade or air conditioning and keeping hydrated. Residents are encouraged to:


      1. Wear loose fitting, lighter colored clothing. Take a ride on the metro train and/or bus, which are air conditioned

      2. If you don’t have air-conditioning, arrange to spend at least parts of the day in a shopping mall, public libraries, museums, movie theatres, or other public spaces that are cool.

      3. Fill a spray bottle with water and keep it in the refrigerator for a quick refreshing spray to your face after being outdoors.

      4. Combat dehydration by drinking plenty of water along with sports drinks or other sources of electrolytes.  Avoid drinks containing alcohol, caffeine or a lot of sugar as these can increase dehydration.

      5. Remember that the elderly, infants and those with chronic illnesses can dehydrate more easily and are more susceptible to heat-related illnesses. Observe for signs of heat-related illness such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting.

      6. Observe infants for signs of heat-related illness such as not producing tears when crying or fewer diaper changes.

      7. Don’t forget that pets also need protection from dehydration and heat-related illnesses too. Give them plenty of water.



      From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com [mailto:MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Smith, Yvonne (MPD)
      Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 6:00 PM
      To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [MPD-5D] Heat Alert: DC's Cooling Center



      -----Original Message-----

      From: Groomes, Diane (MPD)

      Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:41 PM

      To: Smith, Yvonne (MPD)

      Subject: Alert on Cooling Centers


      Pls post.


      ----- Original Message -----

      From: DC HSEMA Alert <hsema255879@...>

      To: DC RSAN Recipients <rsan@...>

      Sent: Tue May 31 17:40:19 2011

      Subject: Alert on Cooling Centers


      Alert on Cooling Centers


      “Residents and visitors are encouraged to find a cooling center near you. 


      Ø        Recreation centers,


      Ø        DC Public Libraries, and


      Ø        Senior Wellness Centers


      are all great places to beat the heat and are open to the public.  These locations provide, not only a cool place to rest, but also provide water and activities. 


      Visit www.dc.gov to find a location near you.”



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