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The prolonged period of hot temperatures make those exposed more susceptible to heat illnesses.
Beat the heat by practicing these activities:
- Drink water and take breaks often, even when not thirsty or exhausted
- Wear light colored and loose fitting clothing
- Reschedule outdoor activities to cooler morning or evening hours
- Never leave kids or pets inside cars for any length of time
Know the difference and how to treat someone suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
- Pale skin, nausea, dizzy, still sweating
- Move to air conditioning, drink cool water
- Sweating stopped, body temperature getting hot
- Emergency situation, call 911 immediately
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