As the thermometer climbs, so does the possibility increase for heat-related health issues.
“Hot temperatures and humidity can be dangerous and even deadly,” said Carol Drury, Environmental Health Manager for La Crosse County Health Department. “During heat waves like this one, it’s important to stay cool, hydrated, and informed.”
La Crosse County had three confirmed heat related fatalities between 2011-15 according to the state.
The county recommends the following tips to stay safe during extreme heat:
If you start feeling overheated, weak, dizzy, nauseated, or have muscle cramps, you could be experiencing heat illness. Move to air conditioning, drink water, get under a fan, and put on cool washcloths. If your symptoms worsen or don’t improve, go to the emergency room.
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