Make sure summer isn't a bummer: Prepare for heat, rip currents and more

Get ready for summer with safety tips from NOAA

Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island.

Misquamicut Beach, Rhode Island. (Image credit: Wikimedia Commons)

From beach excursions and hiking to picnics and cookouts, the arrival of summer heralds promises of fun in the sun. But a variety of weather and water hazards can sneak up on you if you aren’t prepared.

Two of the most deadly summer hazards are heat and rip currents, which kill 1,200 and nearly 75 people (respectively) each year, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NOAA.

Don’t become a statistic! Prepare for your safety in advance of outdoor fun by exploring NOAA’s 2024 summer safety campaign. And be sure to check out our safety infographics, which are available in six languages

Have a fun (and safe) summer!

National Weather Service's summer safety campaign logo.
National Weather Service's summer safety campaign logo. (Image credit: NWS)