With record breaking heat this week many residents will be affected by heat stroke or heat exhaustion.
Do you know the difference?
- Faint or Dizzy
- Excessive Sweating
- Cool, pale, clammy skin
- Rapid, weak pulse
- Muscle cramps
- 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.