CANCELLED – General Council Meeting 07/09/2017
Due to extreme heat temperatures
Due to the heat advisory today and the projected forecast of continued heat tomorrow, the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians is cancelling the scheduled Special Meeting for Article V and the General Council meeting for July 9th 2017 at 10am. The current facility has no air conditioning and the heat would be a health hazard for our elderly.
The Business Committee will announce a rescheduled date for the July meeting. Below are links to the National Weather Service and tips on keeping healthy in this extreme heat. Thank you for your understanding.
- Drink plenty of liquids. Drink eight or more 8-ounce glasses per day of water and/or fruit juices every day to stay hydrated.
- Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages. Alcohol, soda, coffee and even tea can leave you dehydrated quickly. If at all possible, try to reduce the amount of these beverages, especially during hot weather. Plain or flavored water is a good substitute.
- Dress appropriately. Wear loose-fitting clothes in natural fabrics like cotton. Dress in light colors that will reflect the sun and heat instead of darker colors that will attract them.
- Sunblock. When outdoors, protect your skin from damage by wearing hats, sunglasses and a sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
- Stay indoors during extreme heat. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.
- Air conditioning. If you do not have air conditioning in your home, go somewhere that does. A movie theater, the mall a friend or relative’s home or a community senior center are all good options.
- Avoid extreme outdoor heat. If you need to get out of the house and don’t drive , call a taxi, a friend or a transportation service. Do NOT wait outside for the bus in extreme heat.
- Take a cool shower or bath. If you are absolutely unable to leave the house and do not have air conditioning, take a cool bath or shower to lower your body temperature on extremely hot days.
- Keep your home cool. Temperatures inside the home should not exceed 85 degrees Fahrenheit for prolonged periods of time.
- Signs of heat stroke. Know the signs of heat stroke (e.g. flushed face, high body temperature, headache, nausea, rapid pulse, dizziness and confusion) and take immediate action if you feel them coming on, and activate 911.