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Heat Advisory Issued for Our Area




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Signs of Heat StrokeSymptoms 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 & aches,
  • 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,
  • 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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