Extreme heat happens when temperatures are much higher and/or there is more humidity than normal. The following tips will help you and your loved ones stay safe during dangerous heat waves.
Heatstroke is a life-threatening, heat-related illness that can be caused when your body overheats. Heatstroke usually occurs as a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures. The danger of heatstroke increases when you combine physical exertion and high temperatures. Heatstroke requires emergency treatment.
In the Event of Heatstroke
Heat exhaustion is part of the heat-related illness spectrum. If not treated immediately, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke.
Heat Exhaustion Symptoms
In the Event of Heat Exhaustion
Other Hot Weather Safety Tips
Check on those who may be more at risk from high temperatures like:
Never leave your children, people who are elderly or have disabilities, or pets in a vehicle. Even on a mild day, temperatures inside a vehicle can reach dangerous levels.
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