Now that the warmer months are upon the area, it's important to know the signs and symptoms of heat illnesses.
|Heat Exhaustion:||Heat Stroke:|
|Faint or Dizzy||Throbbing Headache|
|Excessive Sweating||No Sweating|
|Cool, Pale. Clammy Skin||Red, Hot, Dry Skin|
|Nausea or Vomiting||Nausea or Vomiting|
|Rapid, Weak Pulse||Rapid, Strong Pulse|
|Muscle Cramps||May Lose Consciousness|
If a person is suffering from heat exhaustion, they need to be taken to a cooler, air conditioned place, given water if they are fully conscious and need to take a shower or given cold compresses. If a person is suffering from a heat stroke, call 911 immediately and take immediate action to cool the person down until help arrives.
For more information, view heat safety tips from the National Weather Service.