HEAT WARNING! Begining today through Sunday
!!! IF THERE IS ANY DOUBT, IF YOU SEE ANYONE IN DISTRESS CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY !!!
IF you experience any of the symptoms listed below IMMEDIATELY stop all activity, move to a cooler area with air conditioning if possible, and if symptoms do not stop or there is any doubt CALL 911 Immediately!
HEATSTROKE. This is the most severe form of heat stress and it can be deadly. Heatstroke occurs when your body is unable to cool itself and your temperature rises to 103 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
Symptoms include hot skin (often without sweating, because the person may be too dehydrated to sweat), hallucinations, chills, severe headache, confusion, dizziness, slurred speech.Not only can heatstroke be fatal, but it can also cause permanent damage to the brain, heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys.
HEAT EXHAUSTION. Heat exhaustion occurs when you lose too much water and salt, usually through sweating. During heat exhaustion, the body temperature has risen slightly. It must be treated immediately to avoid progressing to heatstroke. Symptoms include extreme sweating, weakness, tiredness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting, clammy skin, pale or flushed skin, muscle cramps, quick, shallow breathing.
HEAT SYNCOPE. Heat syncope occurs when you suddenly pass out or start to black out. Risk factors include dehydration or being in a hot climate that you are not used to, especially if you are sitting or standing for a long time, or get up too quickly. Symptoms include fainting and light-headedness.
HEAT CRAMPS. If you have been sweating extensively, chances are you lost a lot of water, salt and electrolytes. The reduced salt and electrolytes may make you prone to cramping. Symptoms include muscle spasms in the abdomen, legs, or arms.