Chief Jen Collins-Brown reminds the community to take the coming hot weather this weekend seriously. With temperatures this weekend possibly reaching over 100 degrees, there are simple things to do to avoid heat stroke and other heat related emergencies. Remember to monitor lengths of outside activity, extended periods of physical work or exercise, and fluid intake to help “Beat the Heat.” Don’t leave children, pets, or the elderly inside closed vehicles and if you have air conditioners, turn them on before it gets hot. Signs of heat related emergencies can be hot, flushed, dry skin, confusion or lethargy, heart palpitations, trouble keeping your balance, and a dry mouth. Keep in touch with elderly neighbors and anyone who may not have an air conditioned spot to sit and recover from the heat in. If you think you or someone you are with is experiencing a heat related emergency, call 911 and try to safely get them out of direct sunlight and into a cooler location if possible.
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