How to Stay Safe and Cool During a Heat Wave

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Preparing for a Heat Wave

During the summer months, it’s especially important to stay current with local weather forecasts and stay aware of upcoming temperature changes. Make sure your family's emergency kit (packed with water, non-perishable foods, first aid supplies, batteries, flashlights and other items) is stocked in the event there is a blackout. (Photo: Teri L Stratford/Getty Images)