Brown County Of Minnesota

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Heat Wave Safety


If a heat wave is predicted or happening…

  • Slow Down! Avoid strenuous activity and if you must perform strenuous activities do it during the coolest part of the day which is usually the morning between 4 am and 7 am.
  • Stay indoors as much as possible. If air conditioning isn’t available, stay on the lowest floor, out of direct sunlight. Remember fans don’t cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate which can help cool your body.
  • Drink plenty of water regularly and often. Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine as they can dehydrate you and put your body at risk for a heat related illness.

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Contact Emergency Management

Laine Sletta
EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6644

Robert Santaella
Asst. EM Director
Phone: (507) 233-6642

Karen Moritz
Public Health Director
(507) 233-6809

Michelle Steinbeisser
Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
(507) 233-6813


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