Staying Safe in Extreme Heat
We here in South Mississippi know all too well about extreme heat and high temperatures.
With the heat index on the rise, it’s important to stay up to date on how to stay cool and safe during heat emergencies.
Heat stress symptoms include a weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, clammy skin, muscle cramps, heat rash, faint spells and more. Anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should be moved to a cooler location.
News 25 caught up with residents along the Gulf Coast to see how they were beating the heat. Gulfport resident Lilly Meyer said, “I’m playing in the water and drinking lots of water and I’m eating popsicles and ice cream.” “We have sunscreen on so we don’t have any sunburns or anything. It’s just warm, so it’s not too hot and it’s not too cold,” said Gulfport resident Katie Ford.
Experts recommend paying close attention to small children who can’t communicate symptoms. Any unusual behavior during the heat advisory should be taken seriously.