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[IDHS] Hoosiers Should Limit Exposure to Summer Heat
Start Date: 7/17/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/17/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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HOOSIERS SHOULD LIMIT EXPOSURE TO SUMMER HEAT
Extreme heat causes more deaths annually than floods or tornadoes

INDIANAPOLIS – High temperatures and humidity have returned to Indiana. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and EMS professionals remind Hoosiers to be cautious outside and try to limit exposure to the heat.

According to the National Weather Service, heat causes more deaths in the United States per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes.

Heat-related illnesses can happen quickly and be deadly. The elderly, very young and those with respiratory conditions are most susceptible to serious heat-related illnesses. Take frequent breaks during outdoor activities, and drink plenty of fluids (nothing carbonated). When appropriate, check in regularly with family members and neighbors who may not have air conditioning.

Never leave a child or pet in a parked car. The temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to dangerous levels.

Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Body temperature more than 102°F 
  • Flushed looking appearance 
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Weakness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Faint feeling 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Headaches 
  • Unresponsiveness
  • Seizures
Someone suffering from heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place to rest and drink water or a sports drink (nothing carbonated). Cool, wet washcloths or ice packs will help with recovery. If there is no improvement, body temperature won’t go down, or the person won’t take fluids, go to the emergency room immediately or call 911.

For more extreme heat safety tips, visit GetPrepared.in.gov.

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