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Tips for keeping Independence Day celebrations safe

By | June 30th, 2021|Preparedness|

I hope everyone has a happy Fourth of July weekend. Those of us in public health have some tips on how to make your celebrations safe while you’re enjoying time with family and friends.  COVID-19 Safety Please be aware when enjoying time with others that COVID-19 remains active in our communities. Variants such as Delta (B.1.617.2) [...]

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Stay Safe from the Summer Heat

By | May 29th, 2018|Preparedness|

Memorial Day signals the start of summer break for many kids in Arizona as well as triple digit temperatures. Many people are preparing for upcoming outdoor activities with friends and family. While enjoying the holiday grilling or relaxing by the pool, it is important to remember safety tips to protect yourself from the Arizona heat and sun. Despite heat-related illnesses being [...]

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Take Precautions to Stay Safe in Excessive Heat

By | June 27th, 2017|Preparedness|

Excessive Heat Warnings have affected many areas of our state since June 17. Temperatures during the Heat Warning reached as high as 122 degrees in cities like Lake Havasu and Bullhead City. Other parts of the state including Glendale and Yuma were at 120. With the extended duration of this event, overnight low temperatures seemed to [...]

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Arizona Extreme Heat Planning Workshop 2017

By | June 2nd, 2017|Preparedness|

We have already had days topping 100 degrees in many parts of the state and even had our first heat advisory in Yuma.  It’s the perfect time of year to ensure that public health partners are working together to be ready for extreme heat in Arizona. Earlier this month, almost 70 representatives from organizations across [...]

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Partnering to Prevent Health Effects of Extreme Weather

By | July 5th, 2016|Preparedness|

Weather hazards like extreme heat, flash flooding, dust storms, and wildfires often occur this time of year in Arizona. Last week, ADHS partnered with ASU to put together an interactive workshop where over 20 representatives from local health departments, environmental services, emergency management, transportation, weather service, and universities discussed weather hazards and the populations most [...]

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illnesses to Stay Safe

By | June 21st, 2016|Preparedness|

The high temperatures over the past few days have resulted in 13 out of 15 Arizona counties to be under an Excessive Heat Warning. Exposure to these temperatures can put you at additional risk for a heat-related illness. Most vulnerable are adults age 65 and older, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the [...]

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It’s Getting Hot in Here!

By | June 3rd, 2016|General, Preparedness, Prevention|

The scorching heat is right around the corner this weekend with heat warnings for nearly all of Arizona (Coconino, Yavapai, Graham, Pima, Cochise, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, Pinal, La Paz, Maricopa, Yuma, and Mohave Counties). Temperatures may reach 108 to 115 °F. High outdoor temperatures aren’t just an inconvenience; they’re dangerous. Year after year, nearly 2,000 [...]

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Working Together to Prevent Heat-Related Illness

By | April 1st, 2016|Preparedness|

Living in Arizona, extreme heat is a situation we are all too familiar with each summer. High temperatures from May through September contribute to more than 118 deaths and more than 2,000 emergency room visits annually here in our state. Right now, it’s not that hot, but we know the scorching Arizona heat is right around the [...]

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Surviving the Desert Summer

By | May 20th, 2013|General|

Heat is the number one killer among all weather related causes of death across the country and in Arizona… more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires combined. It doesn’t get much attention because it’s hard to take a picture of heat- but it’s easy to take a picture of hurricanes and tropical storms.  The AZ [...]

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2013 ADHS Water Drive

By | May 16th, 2013|General|

We already broke the 100 degree mark in the Valley this week.  It won’t be long before the heat’s here to stay.  Heat is one of the most dangerous weather situations in public health – actually it’s the #1 weather-related killer.  Last year 152 Arizonans died from heat exposure....  with 80% happening in June, July and August.  The largest [...]

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