Beat the Heat in CLE

It is a beautiful week in Cleveland. Temperatures are expected to rise and could reach the mid-90s.

Here are some tips to Beat the Heat:

  • Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water even if you do not feel thirsty. Remember to avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol
  • Wear lightweight, light colored, loose-fitting clothing
  • Don’t forget sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats and sunglasses.
  • Stay indoors – air conditioning is the best way to prevent heat related illness, especially for those who are 65 years or older, infants and children, and those with chronic medical conditions.
  • Schedule outdoor activities outside of peak hours or rest often in the shade
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone, or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Do not leave children or pets in vehicle
  • Check on animals frequently. Make sure they have water and shade

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Treating Heat Related Illness:

  • Move to a cooler place (indoors to air conditioned space or shade)
  • Remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths or towels to the skin
  • Sip small amounts of cool water
  • Watch for changes in condition. If the person refuses water, vomits or begins to lose consciousness, dial 9-1-1.

Heat stroke (also known as sunstroke) is a life-threatening condition in which a person’s temperature control system stops working and the body is unable to cool itself.

  • Signs of heat stroke include hot, red skin which may be dry or moist; changes in consciousness; vomiting; and high body temperature.
  • Heat stroke is life-threatening. Dial 9-1-1 immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Dan Williams

Director of Media Relations for Mayor Frank G. Jackson, City of Cleveland

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