Heat Wave This Weekend, June 29–July 2

Posted on 6/27/2018 9:32:15 AM

Hot weather is in the forecast this weekend with daytime highs Friday–Monday, June 29–July 2, in the lower 90s with heat index values in the upper 90s to lower 100s. During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. Protect yourself from the heat with these safety tips!

Practice Heat Safety Wherever You Are.

Heat-related deaths are preventable. Protect yourself and others from the impacts of heat waves.

Job Sites

Stay hydrated, and take breaks in the shade as often as possible.

Indoors

Check up on the elderly, sick, and those without AC.

Vehicles

Never leave kids or pets unattended. Look before you Lock.

Outdoors

Limit strenuous outdoor activities, find shade, and stay hydrated.

Infographic: Practice Heat Safety Wherever You Are

Learn the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses.

Infographic: Symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat strokeHeat Exhaustion

  • Faint or dizzy
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps

What to Do

  • Get to a cooler, air conditioned place
  • Drink water if fully conscious
  • Take a cool shower or use cold compresses

Heat Stroke

  • Throbbing headache
  • No sweating
  • Body temperature above 103 degrees
  • Red, hot, dry skin
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • May lose consciousness
  • CALL 9-1-1
    Take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives.

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