Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable; however, people die by extreme heat every year. The Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) accounts for temperature, humidity, wind speed, sun angle and cloud cover (solar radiation). THE WBGT and heat category is updated every hour. The emergency operations center is notified whenever the WBGT reaches heat category 5.
For information on what to look for and what to do for heat-realted illness, tips, about extereme heat and more, visit the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html ✪.