How to Prepare for a Heat Wave

by | Aug 3, 2023 | Building Blocks

Climate change is causing more extreme heat around the world – here’s how to prepare yourself and stay protected!

Heat Waves

It’s not a secret that a sunny day can be nice, but a heat wave or extreme sun exposure can hurt our bodies. Not only can it leave us tired and dehydrated, or thirsty, cause our skin to be irritated, and even increase our risk of developing skin cancer in the future.

To make things worse, recent studies show that climate change is making extreme heat events more common and more intense than ever before. So it’s especially important to take steps to protect ourselves from the heat.

Palomas video below to help you prepare for a heatwave:

Palomas is here to share an important video about how to stay safe during a heatwave.

Stay safe

There are plenty of resources like cooling centers where water and abundant A/C are available for free to those who want and need them. News articles like the one below show cooling centers in multiple Bay Area counties. Check online for the ones closest to you!

https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/santa-clara-county-opens-cooling-centers-as-heat-wave-begins/

The American Red Cross also has great resources on heat wave preparedness below

The heat can be unhealthy and for some people and pets, it can be deadly. If you are already dealing with a health concern, are pregnant, or are older in age, you should take the heat seriously. Learn about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and impending heat stroke here.

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About Nasser Albaqqal

Nasser Albaqqal is a 22 year old immigrant from Yemen who has been working with BBG since 2022. A graduate of San Jose State University, he is passionate about empowering individuals, families, and organizations to bounce back from the effects of toxic stress and trauma. His goal is to spread knowledge and understanding about the power of resilience and provide practical tools and resources to help people rid themselves of bad habits as a response to stress. Through the work he does, Nasser hopes to create content and blogs that not only meet the needs of the audience, but also helps them build and launch long-term successful recoveries.

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