High temperatures kill hundreds of people every year. Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. For example, extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010. You can also become ill from the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly cool you off.Now is the time to prepare to take measures to keep cool, remain hydrated and to keep informed. Click here to learn more about keeping cool in hot weather.