Heat and humidity will continue across the area through Saturday, with heat indices between 95 and 105 degrees each afternoon. The heat and humidity may cause an increase in heat related illnesses. Below are a few reminders when it comes to staying safe while working and playing in the heat:
SUNBURN - Redness and pain in the skin. In severe cases there is also swelling, blisters, fever, and headaches.
HEAT CRAMPS - Heavy sweating and painful spasms usually in the leg or abdomen muscles.
HEAT EXHAUSTION - The person becomes weak and is sweating heavily. The skin is cold, pale and clammy. The pulse becomes thready. Fainting and vomiting accompanies heat exhaustion.
HEATSTROKE/SUNSTROKE - High body temperature (106 degrees or higher) along with hot dry skin and a rapid and strong pulse. Unconsciousness is possible.
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