Sunday, July 17, 2011

HOT WEEK WITH LETHAL TEMPS . . . PLEASE BE CAREFUL!

A HOT week ahead!
That is what the weather peeps are predicting.
Apparently, actual temps are to reach between 93 and 100 degrees.
Heat index from 105 - 115 each day.
We have an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ~~~
through Friday!

PEOPLE . . . if you live in these areas . . . 

BRING YOUR PETS INSIDE!!!

CHECK ON FRIENDS AND RELATIVES!!!

ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY!!!

DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN OR ANIMALS IN YOUR CAR . . .
FOR ANY REASON!

ALWAYS LOCK YOUR PARKED CAR!!! 
Children often play hide and seek inside autos and will DIE in these temps!
It doesn't take long for vehicles to heat up and the temps become lethal!

Also be very careful not to overheat!!!

The symptoms of HEAT STROKE are:

According to Mayo.com . . . Heatstroke symptoms include:
  • High body temperature. A body temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher is the main sign of heatstroke.
  • A lack of sweating. In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin usually feels moist.
  • Flushed skin. Your skin may turn red as your body temperature increases.
  • Rapid breathing. Your breathing may become rapid and shallow.
  • Racing heart rate and strong pulse (tachycardia). Your pulse may significantly increase because heat stress places a tremendous burden on your heart to help cool your body.
  • Headache. You may experience a throbbing headache.
  • Neurological symptoms. You may have seizures, lose consciousness, slip into a coma, hallucinate, or have difficulty speaking or understanding what others are saying.
  • Muscle cramps or weakness. Your muscles may feel tender or cramped in the early stages of heatstroke, but may later go rigid or limp.
When to see a doctor
If you think you have heat cramps or the beginning signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion, first try to cool yourself and replenish your water and salt levels. If your condition has progressed past heat cramps and heat exhaustion and you feel any of the symptoms of heatstroke, seek immediate medical attention.

CALL 911

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