Beat the Heat!

Hello folks ,

Summer time heat is already upon us and so far its been a hot one!! I would like to take a few moments to share some safety tips and ways you can stay cool during the hottest of days.

First it is important to take it easy , heat exhaustion is real and can be life threatening. If your body isn’t use to the heat and humidity remember, Easy does it.

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Hydration is key, If you plan on being out in the heat, Start your hydration beforehand so you will begin with a full tank. But keep in mind don’t over hydrate!! doing so can have adverse effects, A good way to gauge your hydration is by checking your urine. Normal urine should have a yellowish clear look anything darker is a sign of being dehydrated, also Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks this will improve your chances of staying cool while out in the heat. Seek shade immediately if you feel dizzy, nauseous or feel like passing out, These are signs of heat exhaustion. In mild cases ice packs can be placed under arm pits , on the back of the neck, or groin near the main blood vessels. You can also cool down by just taking a nice cold shower.

If you feel fatigued , have hot or flushed skin a higher heart rate than normal, confusion and loss of consciousness seek medical attention immediately . This could be a more server case and should be checked by a medical professional.

Do a well Check on your elderly and disabled neighbors and make sure that they have a way to stay cool and have plenty of fluids.

Well that’s all for now so please have a safe and enjoyable summer.

Published by camdencountydemd

I became the Deputy Director of Camden County, MO Emergency Management Agency on February 21, 2022! So far, I have been through an Emergency Operations Center activation, a deployment with the Camden County, MO Community Emergency Response Team for the 2022 Polar Plunge in Osage Beach, MO, and I am working on attaining my FEMA certifications. I have served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer and I have training as a Paramedic. I look forward to serving the residents and visitors of Camden County, MO.

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