Heat Safety Awareness Day is observed on May 25. On average, extreme heat has killed more people in the last 10 years than any other weather phenomena. Remember, when you are in the heat, hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you're working or exercising outside.
In addition, keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings. Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected. Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting. Never leave children or pets unattended in cars because the tempurate inside the car can quickly become dangerous, and even deadly.
Heat Safety Awareness Day Sponsor: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service
To learn more, visit http://www.weather.gov