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Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010


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Learn about an information workshop on the county’s pre-disaster recovery plan, ways to stay safe in the summer heat and Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide.

Learn about an information workshop on the county’s pre-disaster recovery plan, ways to stay safe in the summer heat and Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide.

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  • 1. Health and Safety Podcast
    July 14, 2010
  • 2. Topics
    July 14, 2010:
    Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan information workshop.
    Summer heat safety.
    Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide.
  • 3. Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan
    Information workshop:
    Wednesday, Aug. 4; 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Building, 4890 Alliance Drive in Fairfax.
    Call 571-350-1010 with any questions.
    To register and for more information visit
  • 4. Summer Heat Safety
    Drink plenty of fluids — two to four glasses of cool fluids each hour.
    Do not drink caffeinated or alcoholic beverages – they dehydrate the body.
  • 5. Summer Heat Safety
    Stay in an air-conditioned area, if you can.
    Resting for just two hours in air conditioning can significantly reduce heat-related illnesses.
    Libraries, community and recreation centers, and senior centers offer an air-conditioned getaway.

  • 6. Summer Heat Safety
    Plan outdoor activities around the heat:
    If you must go outside, go before noon or at night when it's cooler.
    Avoid strenuous physical activities or reschedule them for the coolest part of the day, usually early morning.
  • 7. Summer Heat Safety
    Give your body a break:
    Heat is stressful; limit physical activity until your body adjusts to the heat.
    Eat light meals:
    Avoid high-protein foods; they increase metabolic heat.
  • 8. Summer Heat Safety
    Don’t take salt tablets unless directed by a physician.
    Wear light-colored clothing, which helps reflect sunlight.
    Wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Sunburn makes it more difficult for your body to cool off.
  • 9. Summer Heat Safety
    Never leave children or pets unattended in a car.
    Even with the windows slightly open, the temperature in a car on a 93-degree day can soar to 125 degrees in just 20 minutes; approximately 140 degrees in 40 minutes.
  • 10. Hurricane Evacuation Guide
    Available at
    Includes information on:
    Evacuation routes.
    Effects of storm surge on coastal areas.
    Bridge, tunnel and ferry closure plans.
    Hurricane watches and warnings.
    Personal emergency preparedness and making a family emergency plan.
  • 11. Additional Information
    9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.
    703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.