An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through 8 p.m. Sunday for Montgomery County, and a Heat Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday for the rest of the Miami Valley as temperatures reach the mid-90s with heat index values in the 100s.
Here is what you need to know about heat exhaustion and heat stroke, according to Montgomery County Public Health.
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Heat Exhaustion Symptoms
- Heavy sweating
- Skin cold, pale and clammy
- Weak pulse
- Fainting and vomiting
What you should do
- Move to a cooler location
- Lie down and loosen your clothing
- Apply cool, wet cloths to your body
- Sip water
- If you vomit and it continues, seek medical attention
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Heat Stroke Symptoms
- High body temperature (above 103 degrees)
- Hot, red, dry or moist skin
- Rapid and strong pulse
- Possible unconsciousness
- Call 911 immediately- this is a medical emergency
- Move person to cooler environment
- Reduce person's body temperature with cloths or a bath
- Do not give fluids
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