Heat Wave Advice

A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service. It is to remain effective from July 5th through July 11th. A fire weather watch has also been put in place for Saturday July 6th.

With the rising of temperatures, it is important to remember to stay safe during this time. Heat-related illnesses are preventable, so it is vital to know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and how to prevent it from happening to you.

  • The symptoms for heat exhaustion include:
  • Feeling faint or dizzy
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Fast or weak pulse
  • Feeling nauseous or Vomiting
  • Cold, pale, clammy skin
  • Muscle cramps

What to do in case of heat exhaustion:

  • Slowly drink water
  • Move into a cooler location
  • Lie down
  • Apply cool wet cloths to your body
  • Loosen any tight clothing

It is vital to know the difference between a heatstroke and heat exhaustion. A heat stroke is a medical emergency and should be reported immediately.

Symptoms include:

  • High body temperature.
  • Red, hot, damp or dry skin
  • Fast pulse
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness

What to do:

  • Call 911
  • Move person to cool environment
  • Reduce person’s body heat
  • NEVER give a person experiencing heat stroke any fluids

Babies and younger children, older people, people with medical conditions and even pets are sensitive to heat.

Be prepared for heat by:

  • Staying hydrated. Avoid sugary and caffeinated drinks.
  • Eat light (ex. Fruits, salads, etc.)
  • Dressing in light and loose-fitting clothes
  • Reduce or eliminate strenuous activities
  • Use air conditioners if you have one. A fan will do good as well

If you are experiencing unhouse homelessness, go to your local cooling shelter. The Cooling Shelter in Warm Springs is located at the homeless shelter.