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Officials urge practicing heat safety during hot weather

Jun 25, 2024, 2:44 PM | Updated: 3:00 pm

The sun shines down on pedestrians as they walk across the street in Salt Lake City. With much of U...

The sun shines down on pedestrians as they walk across the street in Salt Lake City. With much of Utah under an excessive heat warning, Salt Lake City Emergency Management is reminding people to practice heat safety. (Scott G. Winterton /Deseret News)

(Scott G. Winterton /Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY — With much of Utah under an excessive heat warning, Salt Lake City Emergency Management is reminding people to practice heat safety.  Some spots are expected to break triple-digits. 

 

Keeping hydrated in excessive heat is important said SLC Emergency Management in a press release.  If you have to be outdoors, wear light-colored and loose-fitting clothing.  Additionally, take frequent breaks from activities and seek shade as much as possible.

Using and reapplying sunscreen will help prevent sunburns. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, high temperatures can lead to heat-related illnesses including, heat stroke, heat exhaustion and heat cramps. 

Additionally, the Salt Lake County Health Department used social media to inform residents about heat stroke and exhaustion symptoms. 

 

Practice heat safety with Salt Lake County ‘Cool Zones’ 

Salt Lake County offers several designated Cool Zones that provide respite from the heat. Cool Zones are air-conditioned public spaces such as senior centers, libraries, and rec centers.

Cool Zones are free to enter when you need to take a break from the hot weather. However, regular fees apply for activities and services. 

The Salt Lake County website offers a map of Cool Zone locations throughout the county.

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Officials urge practicing heat safety during hot weather