|WCSI Local News|
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security is warning Hoosiers to be careful out there over the next few days as high heat and high humidity cause extreme heat conditions.
The agency warns that heat illnesses and deaths are preventable.
According to the agency the hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign.
Someone suffering from heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place to rest and drink water or a sports drink (nothing carbonated). Cool, wet washcloths or ice packs will help with recovery. If there is no improvement, body temperature won’t go down, or the person won’t take fluids, go to the emergency room immediately or call 911.
For more extreme heat safety tips, visit GetPrepared.in.gov.
Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 11:25:27 AM