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Surviving the Mid-South heat

According to Centers for Disease Control, heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States.

During this period, more people in the United States died from extreme heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.

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  • Extreme heat: Prevention guide

    Extreme heat: Prevention guide

    (WMC-TV) - Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Historically, from 1979-2003, excessive heat exposure caused 8,015 deaths in the United States.More >>
    Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat.More >>
  • FAQs about extreme heat

    FAQs about extreme heat

    What happens to the body as a result of exposure to extreme heat?People suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating.More >>
    Frequently asked questions about extreme heat.More >>
  • Tips for preventing heat-related illness

    Tips for preventing heat-related illness

    (WMC-TV) - The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips: Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. Warning: If yourMore >>
    The best defense is prevention.More >>

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