How Mainers Can Stay Safe In The Heat
WGME and the American Red Cross have some tips for staying cool and healthy in the dangerous heat over the next couple of days. The potentially deadly combination of heat and high humidity can lead to heat stroke, severe sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat cramps.
As the heat index reaches into the red, the American Red Cross suggests:
- Staying indoors with a fan or A.C. running
- Drinking plenty of water, slowly
- Wearing light colored clothing while outdoors
When to seek help:
- Someone is vomiting, refuses water or begins to lose consciousness
- Signs of heat exhaustion include: nausea, headache, heavy sweating, dizziness, weakness and cool, flushed skin
- The American Red Cross now has an app that gives you immediate access to heat related and first aid emergencies. get it here.