IN (FOX19) - The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and EMS professionals remind Hoosiers to be cautious outside and try to limit exposure to the heat.
According to the National Weather Service, heat causes more deaths in the United States per year than floods, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes.
Symptoms of Heat-Related Illness:
- Muscle cramps
- Body temperature more than 102°F
- Flushed looking appearance
- Nausea and vomiting
- Faint feeling
Someone suffering from heat-related illness should be moved to a cool place to rest and drink water or a sports drink (nothing carbonated). Cool, wet washcloths or icepacks will help with recovery. If there is no improvement, body temperature won’t go down, or the person won’t take fluids, go to the emergency room immediately or call 911.