How to look for signs of heat stroke as high temps continue across the Hudson Valley

It’s important to know the signs of a possible heat stroke when outdoors as high temperatures move into the Hudson Valley this week.

News 12 Staff

Jul 15, 2021, 11:51 AM

Updated 1,102 days ago

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It’s important to know the signs of a possible heat stroke when outdoors as high temperatures move into the Hudson Valley this week
Heat stroke is a serious condition and being aware of the symptoms can possibly save a life. 
Hot, red, dry or damp skin can indicate that the body temperature is high.  
Check your pulse – if it’s a fast and strong, that could be another serious indicator.
Also pay attention to whether or not there is a headache, dizziness, confusion and nausea. These are all telling factors of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 
The Red Cross says extreme heat is the most dangerous type of severe weather event in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 600 Americans are killed each year by extreme heat. 
Staying hydrated and cool while wearing light-colored loose-fitting clothing is more important than ever when temperatures climb. 
"You're going to be sweating a lot, so you're going to need to be replenishing that water supply in your body,” says Caroline Fountain, of the Red Cross.
Westchester has a list of cooling centers and local pools for residents to use.
Click here for a list of other cooling centers. 


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