Hot Week of Weather Ahead, Wisconsin DHS Offering Tips to Stay Safe in the Heat

Photo courtesy of the National Weather Service – Milwaukee/Sullivan

With a week of hot weather in the forecast, officials with
the State Department of Health Services are encouraging people to use common
sense and stay cool and hydrated during the extreme heat. A news release says
people ages 15-to-34 in Wisconsin are the most likely to go to the emergency
room for getting sick from the heat. Symptoms of heat illness include feeling
overheated, weak, dizzy, nauseated and having muscle cramps. Experts say to stay
in air conditioning when possible, drink plenty of water and limit your time
outdoors to the morning or evening hours when temperatures are cooler. DHS
officials are also reminding people to never leave a person or pet inside of a
car during a hot day, even if it is for a short time. That reminder comes after
news last week of a dog dying in Green Bay after being left in a hot car for
three hours.

High temperatures for the Fond du Lac area this week are projected
to be in the upper 80s to low 90s, with the hot temperatures expected to last
into the upcoming weekend. 

Find more heat-related health & safety tips here