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Beat the Heat – Stay Safe

More and more frequently we are hearing about “extreme heat” and warnings about the effects that heat can have our us, our family members, and our pets.

We are fortunate to live so close to the Pacific Ocean, which has a massive impact on our daily weather – keeping us warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. It’s one of the many blessings we have here in Rossmoor. 

And still, there are days that our temperatures get into the 90s or low 100s especially during the summer months.

Beat The Heat Of The Hot Summer Days!

During hot weather, people might become ill from heat-related conditions and it’s critical to act fast. Heat illness can be prevented, and the Red Cross recommends learning the warning signs and how to help so you can react quickly.

Heat can make anyone ill, but older adults, the very young, pregnant women and those with chronic medical conditions are more at risk.

People who work outdoors, have limited personal resources and live in places that lack green spaces are also at higher risk.

Watch for these signs:

  • Heat cramps are an early sign of trouble and include heavy sweating with muscle pains or spasms.
    • To help, move the person to a cooler place and encourage them to drink water.
    • Get medical help if symptoms last longer than an hour or if the person has heart problems.
  • Heat exhaustion is a more severe condition signaled by cool, pale and clammy skin; a fast or weak pulse; nausea or vomiting; tiredness or weakness; or a headache, dizziness or passing out.
    • To help, move the person to a cooler place, loosen tight clothing, encourage them to sip water slowly. Use wet cloths, misting or fanning to help cool them off.
    • Get medical help right away if symptoms get worse or last longer than an hour, or if the person begins vomiting or acting confused.
  • Heat stroke is a deadly condition that requires immediate medical help. Symptoms include a high body temperature; hot, red, dry or damp skin; a fast or strong pulse; a headache or dizziness; or nausea, confusion and passing out.
    • Call 911 right away if you think someone may have heat stroke.
    • Then move the person to a cool place, and use wet cloths, misting or fanning to help cool them off. Do not give the person anything to drink.

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