Red Cross Provides Tips for Managing Extreme Heat as Triple-Digit Temperatures Continue in North Texas

DALLAS (Monday, July 18, 2022) — Triple-digit temperatures are forecast all through the week for North Texas, with temperatures on Wednesday climbing to near-record ranges, in keeping with the National Weather Service. To assist hold everybody protected throughout this newest heatwave, the American Red Cross is urging individuals to make use of warning and observe our warmth security tips.

Extreme warmth is essentially the most harmful kind of severe-weather occasion within the nation. Annually, hundreds of individuals undergo from warmth associated accidents together with warmth cramps, warmth exhaustion or warmth strokes. Individuals ought to keep hydrated, adhere to climate and warmth advisories, search out cooling facilities if vital and make a plan to handle heat-related emergencies.

“Given the ongoing extreme heat experienced in Texas, heat stress can occur quickly. While outdoors, people should drink plenty of water and take breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas,” stated Ariane Einecker, interim CEO, American Red Cross North Texas Region. “Heat waves may also cause power outages. If affected, residents should have a plan to go somewhere else with an air conditioner to avoid the elements until power is restored.”

The Red Cross is working with companions in North Texas to assist cooling facilities. Red Cross volunteers are already staffing some facilities—offering water, ice and snacks—and are standing by to help as extra open. The Red Cross is at present supporting operations at cooling facilities within the following places: 

 

600 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney, TX 75069 (Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.) 

 

HEAT SAFETY TIPS

  • Hot automobiles might be lethal. Never depart youngsters or pets in your automobile. The inside temperature of the automotive can shortly attain 120 levels.
  • Stay hydrated by consuming loads of fluids. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol. 
  • Check on household, buddies and neighbors who wouldn’t have air-con, who spend a lot of their time alone or who usually tend to be affected by the warmth.
  • If you don’t have air-con, search reduction from the warmth throughout the warmest a part of the day in locations like faculties, libraries, theaters, malls, and so on.
  • Avoid excessive temperature modifications
  • Wear loose-fitting, light-weight, light-colored clothes. Avoid darkish colours as a result of they take in the solar’s rays.
  •  Slow down, keep indoors and keep away from strenuous train throughout the hottest a part of the day.
  • Postpone out of doors video games and actions.
  • Use a buddy system when working in extreme warmth. Take frequent breaks if working open air.
  • Check on animals incessantly to make sure that they aren’t affected by the warmth. Make certain they’ve loads of cool water and shade.  

 

SYMPTOMS OF HEAT RELATED EMERGENCIES

Heat-related signs can embody:

 

  • Cool, moist, pale or flushed pores and skin
  • Heavy sweating 
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  •  Dizziness or lack of consciousness
  • Weakness 

 

WHAT TO DO

If you see somebody affected by warmth stress, observe these steps:

 

  1. If shedding consciousness or vomiting, instantly name 9-1-1
  2. Relocate to an air conditioned or shaded space 
  3. Slowly drink cool water
  4. Apply ice or chilly towels to go, neck, groin, wrists, ankles and underarms  

 

DOWNLOAD RED CROSS APPS

The Red Cross app “Emergency” will help hold you and your family members protected by placing very important data in your hand. Download from any app retailer or at redcross.org/apps for greater than 35 completely different extreme climate and emergency alerts. You may also study First Aid and CPR/AED abilities (redcross.org/takeaclass) to assist hold your family members protected in an emergency.  

 

About the American Red Cross: 
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and offers emotional assist to victims of disasters; provides about 40 % of the nation’s blood; teaches abilities that save lives; offers worldwide humanitarian help; and helps army members and their households. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit group that will depend on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to carry out its mission. For extra data, please go to redcross.org/northtexas or cruzrojaamericana.org or go to us on Twitter at @RedCrossNTX

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