New York State is warning residents to be careful and prepare for extreme heat today, August 4, 2022. Extreme heat can quickly cause death in people and animals. Certain people are more at risk of dying or suffering injury from heat stroke.

Warning: Heat Index Values in the High 90s and Low 100s In New York

Yesterday, Governor Kathy Hochul warned New Yorkers of the threat of extreme heat around most of the state through Friday. The high temperatures and humidity are causing heat index values to reach the 90s and 100s. The Centers for Disease Control warns that infants, children, the elderly, and people with chronic medical conditions have a higher risk of being injured due to the heat.

Governor Hochul said,

More dangerous heat is on the way for many New Yorkers and I'm urging everyone to prepare for high humidity and temperatures later this week. My administration is closely watching the forecast and will provide support to any communities needing assistance this week as we experience heat index values reaching and exceeding the 100s beginning on Thursday.

 

Signs And Symptoms Of Heat Stroke & Heat Exhaustion

A high body temperature of 103 degrees or over

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Skin that is red, dry and hot

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Rapid pulse

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Throbbing headache

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Dizziness

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Upset stomach or vomiting

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Confusion

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Fainting

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Heat Exhaustion Signs & Symptoms:

-Heavy sweating
-Paleness
-Muscle cramps
-Tiredness
-Weakness
-Dizziness
-Headache
-Upset stomach or vomiting
-Fainting

Seek medical assistance immediately if you experience any of the symptoms above.

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