Thursday, August 13, 2020

Excessive Heat

The high temperatures we are all experiencing create risks and I encourage you to take extra precautions.  If you must work or spend time outside try to schedule activities to early mornings or evenings. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion:

  • a drop in blood pressure when exerting yourself, such as moving from a sitting to a standing position, which can make you feel dizzy or lightheaded
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • feeling faint or having the sense that you are going to black out
  • sweating profusely from many areas of the body
  • moist, cool, or cold skin, coupled with goose bumps, even in extreme heat
  • a pulse rate that becomes weak and rapid
  • headache
  • muscle cramping
Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 

Please stay hydrated and cool and regularly check on the elderly, young children, and those with chronic illnesses in your life as they are at a higher risk.  NEVER leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. This hot weather will make car interiors reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.