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