Sunday, December 05, 2021
BE SAFE IN THE SUN: Heat Indices Approach Dangerous Levels This Week

BE SAFE IN THE SUN: Heat Indices Approach Dangerous Levels This Week

Some of the warmest weather of the year is hitting Wayne County this week.

The National Weather Service says temperatures are expected to top out in the mid-90s Thursday and Friday.

Crystal Hardin, a Field Training Officer with Wayne County EMS, provided some heat safety tips earlier this summer.

She says if you’re working outside, take frequent breaks to hydrate and get out of the sun

If you’re working in the sun and heat, watch for a headache which can be an indicator of heat-related stress

Hardin says heat exhaustion can usually be alleviated by a break from the sun and heat as well as drinking some fluids.

Once heat stroke starts to set in, your body will stop sweating and you may experience altered mental status, which can be exceptionally dangerous.

Heat indices will likely exceed 100 degrees for the next two days.

 

Crystal Hardin, Field Training Officer with Wayne County EMS, prepares a water bucket for a hot summer day.
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