Friday, July 22, 2016

Attention: Extreme Heat Advisory: July 22-July 25 #PGSO

Important notification from Alert Prince George's. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory for all areas of the County through Monday, July 25th. Heat Index Values 100-105 are expected, the hottest part of the day will be the afternoon and evening hours. This email contains important emergency recommendations:

What should you do?

Tip: The 'Heat Index' is a measure of how hot weather "feels" to the body.
The Office of Emergency Management recommends that outdoor work and activity is limited if possible. Take frequent rests in cool, air-conditioned areas to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Proper hydration is also recommended. Do not leave pets or small children in cars, even if it is only for a minute.

Follow this link for a list of PG County Cooling Centers:

Signs of Illness

The Prince George’s Office of Emergency Management recommends these CDC Guidelines for extreme heat:

Signs of Heat Exhaustion include heavy sweating, weakness, cold/pale/clammy skin, fast/weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, and fainting. If you experience these symptoms, move to a cooler location, lie down and loosen clothing while applying wet cloths to as much of your body as possible, sip water.

A more severe illness, Heat Stroke is caused by high body temperatures (above 103° F) and includes symptoms such as hot, red, dry or moist skin, as well as rapid and strong pulse. If you or someone else experience these symptoms, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY, this is a medical emergency. Move the person to a cooler environment, reduce their body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.
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