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Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. An important goal of this web site is to provide easily accessible resources for members of the public, local health departments and other organizations, assisting ongoing outreach efforts to those most vulnerable to extreme heat events.
Check Oregon weather alerts (NOAA)
Have questions? See Frequently asked questions about extreme heat and public health (pdf)
Muscle cramping might be the first sign of heat-related illness, and may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Here is how you can recognize heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do:
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