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Time to check on neighbors and friends

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on July 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

It looks like this will be our sixth day over 100 degrees. That means it's time to take some time to check on the people who may be having a hard time with this extreme heat.

On the News at Noon today we gave out some warning signs for HEAT STROKE and HEAT EXHAUSTION:

Body unable to cool.

Develops after days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate fluids.

A  hot body temp (103 degrees) 

Paleness

Hot dry skin

No sweating or heavy sweating

Skin cool/moist

Rapid, strong pulse 

Fast, weak pulse

Throbbing headache 

Dizziness, Fainting

Nausea or vomiting

Fast, shallow breathing

Weakness, Tiredness 

Muscle cramps

To prevent the above make sure and hydrate.

Paramedics say divide your weight in half and drink that many ounces of water a day!

-Carolyn

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