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Heat wave safety tips

Article Published 07/27/2016
Summers in Layton can be very hot, with triple digit temperatures. The Salt Lake Office of the National Weather Service has some heat safety tips to keep in mind:
DO:
-Drink plenty of water.
-Wear lightweight, light colored clothing. -Reschedule strenuous activities for the morning and evening hours.
-Be mindful of elderly neighbors and check on them during the heat wave. Encourage them to drink adequate liquids.
DON’T: 
-Do not leave children or pets unattended in vehicles. Even with the windows down, vehicles can become VERY hot in a very short period of time.
-Don’t leave pets outside in the sun for long periods of time without plenty of shade and water available to them.
HEAT STROKE SYMPTOMS:
-Hot, red, dry or moist skin.
-Rapid and strong pulse.
-High body temperature, above 103 degrees.
-Possible unconsciousness.
HEAT STROKE TREATMENT:
-Call 911 immediately.
-Move the person to a cooler environment.
-Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths, or even a cool bath.
-Do NOT give fluids.
HEAT EXHAUSTION SYMPTOMS:
-Heavy sweating and weakness.
-Cold, pale and clammy skin.
-Fast but weak pulse.
-Nausea or vomiting
-Fainting.
HEAT EXHAUSTION TREATMENT:
-Move to a cooler location.
-Lie down and loosen clothing.
-Sip water and apply cool, wet cloths.
-If you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention.