Safety tips: better ways to deal with extreme heat - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Safety tips: better ways to deal with extreme heat

(WMC-TV) - Even though the summer is almost over, temperatures are still soaring...making it all the more critical you do what it takes to protect your loved ones.

Children and seniors are most vulnerable in hot conditions. Here's a few things you can do to battle the intense heat:

  • Don't leave children and pets alone in the car.
  • Double and triple check your vehicle when you arrive at your destination to make sure everyone is safely out.
  • Use portable fans to get the hot air out of the room.
  • Take a cool bath or shower.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes if outside.

The Centers for Disease Control makes it clear it is very easy to fall victim to heat stroke.

The symptoms of heat stroke include: a high body temperature above 103°, hot, red, dry, or moist skin, rapid and strong pulse, and possibly unconsciousness.

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms...don't wait...get help right away.

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