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Milwaukee Health Department sends safety tips, reminders ahead of hot weather

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The City of Milwaukee Health Department is reminding residents to stay safe in hot weather.

The department is urging people take precautions to help prevent heat-related illnesses including heat cramps, exhaustion, stroke and heat-related death.

Symptoms can include dizziness, nausea, headache and fatigue. Experts say if you are experiencing these symptoms, make sure to move to a place with air conditioning, drink water, get a fan and put cool washcloths on your skin.

The Center for Disease Control recommends you also take the following precautions in hot weather:

  • Stay cool
    • Limit physical activity
    • Never leave children or pets in a parked car
    • Wear lightweight, loose fitting clothing
  • Stay hydrated
    • Drink water throughout the day regardless of thirst
  • Stay informed
    • Watch for heat alerts and advisiories
    • Check on relatives, friends and neighbors during warm weather
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