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Tips for how to stay safe in a heat wave
- During periods of excessive or extreme heat, be sure to:
Find air conditioning.
- Avoid strenuous activities.
- Wear light clothing.
- Check on family members and neighbors.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
- Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
Signs of heat exhaustion include feeling faint or dizzy, excessive sweating, cool, pale, clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid, weak pulse, and muscle cramps. Signs of heat stroke include throbbing headache, confusion, no sweating, body temperature about 103°, red, hot, dry skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid, strong pulse, possible loss of consciousness.
Everyone is at risk of heat-related illness but older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are at greater risk from extreme heat. Monitor for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke and take appropriate action when needed, such as getting to a cooler location, drinking sports drinks or taking a cool bath. Call your healthcare provider if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour. For heat stroke call 9-1-1 or get to a hospital immediately.
The Siskiyou County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program, in collaboration with the Siskiyou County Office of Emergency Services, has coordinated with Community Resource Centers and County Libraries to provide cooling centers throughout the county for those in need of relief during excessive and extreme heat. Cooling Centers are operating during normal business hours only.
Please see flyer for list of cooling center locations, or call the Siskiyou County Public Health department at (530) 841-2134 for more information.
- Flyer: Cooling centers flyer