Get Ready Summer Safe emergency preparedness information
Summer's here, and that means outdoor fun — and possible health dangers. From heat safety to hurricane prep, APHA's Get Ready campaign has the info you need to keep your summertime activities safe from disasters.
Some quick tips for having a disaster-free summer:
• Stay safe in hot weather. During very hot weather, stay inside where it’s cool.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
• Be aware of natural disasters that occur more frequently in the summer, such as hurricanes, wildfires and tornadoes, and be prepared for them.
• If you are going on vacation, know the risks of the area you are visiting, such as tsunamis in coastal regions, and know how and where to take shelter.
• Protect yourself from tick- and mosquito-borne illnesses. Wear insect repellent and be alert for dangers.
For more information, download one of our summer-themed Get Ready fact sheets!
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Get Ready Blog: Summer Safe series
To make your summer a safe one, the Get Ready Blog is running a Summer Safe series with regular posts on summertime emergency topics. Follow the blog online for updates, or sign up to have posts delivered to you via email.
• Summer Safe: Don’t let these three infectious diseases ruin your summer fun
• Summer Safe: It’s Lightning Safety Awareness Week
• Summer Safe: Learn how to get ready for a wildfire
• Summer Safe: Tips for staying healthy in hot weather
• Get ready for warm weather with our new Summer Safe series!
Get Ready podcasts
Listen to one of our Get Ready podcasts for more summer safe tips!
• How to stay safe in hot weather: Tips from CDC's Linda Degutis
Listen to the podcast, read the transcript or download a PDF of the Healthy You heat safety tipsheet in English or Spanish.
To listen to Get Ready podcasts on other topics, see our podcast page.
Websites with additional summer safety information
• CDC: Outdoor safety
• Sports Safety International: Summer sports safety
• TeensHealth.org: Dehydration and teens
• AAP: Safe use of insect repellents for kids
• CDC: Watch out for ticks
• USFA: Summer fire safety
Additional resources from APHA: Free Healthy You fact sheets
APHA's Get Ready campaign focuses on preparing for disasters and health emergencies.
For summer safety tips on topics such as water safety, sun exposure, food safety or sports injury prevention, visit the Healthy You webpage at www.healthfactsheets.org.
Healthy You fact sheets, which are produced by The Nation's Health, APHA's newspaper, are available in both English and Spanish.