'It's Too Darn Hot' - Planning for Excessive Heat Events: Information for Older Adults and Family Caregivers [open pdf - 241KB]
This document provides information on excessive heat events with a particular focus on older adults and family caregivers. "Did you know that each year more people die from 'excessive heat events' than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined? Anyone can be adversely affected by excessive heat, but older adults are particularly vulnerable. Excessive heat events are prolonged periods when temperatures reach 10 degrees Fahrenheit or more above the average high temperature for a region."
Environmental Protection Agency: http://www.epa.gov/