Severe Weather Preparedness

Now that summer is upon us, the Village Division of Emergency Management and Preparedness would like to share the following information to its residents on making sure you are ready for extreme heat and how to better prepare yourselves for Heat Waves and Heat related emergencies.

“Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable. Taking steps to stay cool, hydrated and informed in extreme temperatures can prevent serious health effects like heat exhaustion and heat stroke,” said Ethel Taylor, DVM, MPH, the study’s lead author.

Summer can not only can bring extreme temperatures but also severe and, at times, violent storms. Heavy rain falls, high winds and dangerous lightning can be deadly if not properly informed and respected.

The Schiller Park Division of Emergency Management and Preparedness would like to share the following links to help our residents become better informed on heat emergencies and severe weather:

www.ready.gov/heat

www.ready.gov/severe-weather

www.ready.gov/thunderstorms-lightning