Here’s How To Tell If You Have Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke
It looks like we are getting a bit of a break from the super-hot temps this week. This week is USUALLY the hottest week of the year, but it seems we got that out of the way LAST week. Yup, it was officially a heatwave, with most of Maine hitting 90 degrees for 3 consecutive days. The hot weather is sure to come back and when it does our friends at the National Weather Service in Gray want you to stay safe in the heat. They've given us a great chart to tell the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke:
"During extremely hot and humid weather, your body's ability to cool itself is challenged. When the body heats too rapidly to cool itself properly, or when too much fluid or salt is lost through dehydration or sweating, the body temperature will rise. As a result, you or someone you care about may experience a heat-related illness. Learn the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and the appropriate responses"
Here's a song to help cool you down!