Heat Stress

The Wilmington area can experience extremely hot weather in the summer. Take special precautions to avoid heat-related illness in unusually hot weather when working outdoors or in unconditioned indoor environments. Heat-related illness, which can progress to life-threatening heat stroke, is preventable.

Tips For Keeping It Cool*

*Adapted from "Be Safe in Hot Weather" by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Caring for Heat Related Emergencies

Three Types of Heat-related Emergencies

Related Links

CDC Extreme Heat Prevention Guide
About National Weather Servic Heat Index
National Weather Service - Wilmington


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