Several time this summer parents have left their children in the car or other places very hot this summer. Heat-related deaths are on the rise.... and may rise an additional 20 percent over the next decade, according to a new study based on global temperature change. What you need to do to avoid being a victim of Duval County Heat!
In some years, heat is the biggest killer among all types of severe weather. More than 1,250 people died nationwide during the devastating U.S. heat wave of 1980. 465 heat-related deaths were reported in Chicago during a 16-day period as recently as 1995. Children and elderly are dying in greater numbers.
When temperatures rise above 90 degrees, everyone is at risk, but the elderly and the very young are most susceptible to heat and heat-related illnesses.
Signs of heat-related illnesses include nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches.
If you see someone experiencing any of these signs, immediately move them to a cool place, give them cool water to drink and ice packs or apply wet cool cloths to their skin.
Thanks to many residents and businesses in Duval’s, in busy walking areas, people and pets in heat stress are offered free water and help
For more tips on exercising in the heat call the Free Dr. Fitness Helpline at 888.607.5275