Extreme heat is one of the most dangerous aspects of climate change. Elders, children, outdoor workers, low-income families, and those with underlying health conditions are most at risk for heat stroke, heat rash, and other hot weather health impacts.
Keep your family safe
On a hot day:
Avoid going outside from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., if possible
If you must be outside, take frequent breaks in the shade and drink lots of water
Check on elderly neighbors, family members, and pets
Visit a cooling center
Plant a shade tree!
Shade trees such as magnolia and live oak are the best way to ensure that your street will be protected from extreme heat in decades to come. The best time to plant a tree was 30 years ago. The second best time is today! Check out the Savannah Tree Foundation which hosts regular tree giveaways.