FEMA: Here’s How You Can Prepare for Extreme Heat

  With global climate watchers reporting Tuesday, July 4 as the hottest on record, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is striving for widespread awareness and preparation for more intense temperatures.  The first step is knowing who is most vulnerable in each community.  In rural areas, manual laborers are the most visible but older adults – especially those with medical conditions – who live alone are at increased risk and may go unnoticed. One important tip is to build a support network, check on neighbors, and create a plan for emergencies like a power outage.  See the Funding section below for a new grant opportunity from FEMA.