Thursday, June 18, 2009

Heat Alert

EMSA has issued another heat alert today according to the Tulsa World. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are very dangerous. Listed below are a few precautions recommended by EMSA.

• Reduce outdoor activity, particularly during the late morning and afternoon hours.
• Limit alcohol and caffeine consumption, and up your water intake.
• Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
• Spend as much time as possible in an air-conditioned environment; visit a library, indoor shopping mall, community center or other such venue if you don't have air-conditioning at home.
• Play close attention to those at increased risk for heat-related illness, including young children (under age 4), senior citizens (Ken), people with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease or high blood pressure (Susan), and outdoor laborers.
• Never leave a child unattended in a vehicle.
• Runner's - drink, drink and drink more throughout the day before running.