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Heat Advisory in Effect Until Friday Evening




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Precautionary/preparedness actionsTake extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.  When possible… reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty ofFluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun… and check up on relatives and neighbors.Each year…a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to children accidentally being left in vehicles during the summer months. In the past dozen years…450 children have died due to hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a minute. Remember…beat the heat…check the backseat.Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. Call 911!Signs of Heat Stroke Symptoms of heat stroke can sometimes mimic those of heart attack or other conditions. Sometimes a person experiences symptoms of heat exhaustion before progressing to heat strokes.Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion include:* nausea,* vomiting,* fatigue,* weakness,* headache,* muscle cramps and aches, and* dizziness.However, some individuals can develop symptoms of heat stroke suddenly and rapidly without warning.Different people may have different symptoms and signs of heatstroke. Common symptoms and signs of heat stroke include:* high body temperature,* the absence of sweating, with hot red or flushed dry skin,* rapid pulse,* difficulty breathing,* strange behavior,* hallucinations,* confusion,* agitation,* disorientation,* seizure, and/or* coma.What to do if you suspect a heat stroke

  • Move the person out of the sun and into a shady or air-conditioned space.
  • Call 911 or emergency medical help.
  • Cool the person by covering him or her with damp sheets or by spraying with cool water. Direct air onto the person with a fan or newspaper.
  • Have the person drink cool water or other nonalcoholic beverage without caffeine, if he or she is able.
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