With record breaking heat this week many residents will be affected by heat stroke or heat exhaustion.

Do you know the difference?

Heat Exhaustion:

  • Faint or Dizzy
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

Heat Stroke:

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Body temperature above 103 degrees; red, hot, dry skin
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May lose consciousness.

If you experience heat stroke, call 911 immediately.

If you experience heat exhaustion; shade, cool water and a cool washcloth along the neck will probably help.

Stay cool and well hydrated this week.

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