Excessive Heat

How to Stay Cool in Hot Weather

You can take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths during hot weather:

  • Stay cool indoors.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Replace salt and minerals.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen.
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
  • Pace yourself.
  • Monitor people at high risk.
  • Do not leave children or pets in cars.
  • Use common sense.
  • Learn more at Ready.Gov.
Stay Hydrated During extreme heat, drink plenty of water even if you don't feel thirsty
  1. Air Quality
  2. County Cooling Centers
  3. Food and Drug Safety Information

Air Quality

When temperatures are warmer, Loudoun and the region can expect to experience Code Orange and Code Red air quality days (days that surpass the national standard level for safe or healthy air quality). Knowing the expected air quality forecast can help members of the public who are sensitive to higher pollution levels make plans to limit their outdoor activity level.