Heat Advisory

The changing climate means Oakland residents can expect more excessive heat events. Excessive heat affects everyone differently and can increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and dehydration. Warmer temperatures create more pollen in the air, stronger airborne allergens, and more allergy symptoms. Certain populations such as the elderly, children, people with disabilities, and those living alone are at a higher risk during heat events.

Posted: July 14th, 2023 1:38 PM

Last Updated: July 18th, 2023 11:04 AM

Stay Cool and Healthy during Hot Weather

  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Stay in an air-conditioned room or out of the sun
  • Check up on relatives and neighbors
  • Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

The Heat Can Make You Sick

Heat can make you sick infographic

Extreme heat can cause heat-related illnesses, particularly if you are outside. Keep an eye out for these symptoms of heat stroke and heat exhaustion:

  • Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
  • When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible
  • Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
  • Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

Need to Find Someplace Cool?

Some great places to cool off in the summer heat are public libraries, city pools, malls, grocery stores, and movie theaters.