The American Red Cross is reminding the area with hotter temperatures making their way back, take little precautions to stay safe.
Officials say that spending too much time or over-doing it in extreme heat and humidity makes it hard for our bodies to stay cool.
When our bodies can’t cool down enough, we can suffer from heat-related illness.
Remember to Stay Aware and watch for weather warnings, Keep Cool and seek relief during the hottest part of the day, Stay Hydrated with plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty, Limit Outdoor Activities during the heat and Stay Connected with those around you.
Too much outdoor exposure can lead to Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion and even Heat Stroke.
As with severe weather there are several key terms that you need to pay close attention to so that you and those you care about can stay safe or know when to call and ask for help.
- Extreme Heat Watch is issued if the potential for extreme heat could occur within the next 24-72 hours.
- Extreme Heat Advisory is issued if the forecasted Heat Index is expected to hit 100 degrees. This type of weather condition increases the potential for heat related illness.
- Extreme Heat Warning is issued if the forecasted Heat Index is expected to hit or exceed 105 degrees. This type of weather condition significantly increases the potential for heat related illness.