Dangers of Heat

Dangers of Heat

by Danielle Cotterman on July 18, 2011

The dog days of summer are upon us and the Red-Cross wants to remind you to stay cool.

Executive Director of the Muskingum Valley Red-Cross Marlene Henderson wants to remind you the dangers of heat can be deadly and you need to take precaution.

"The dangers are very serious, heat stroke is extremely serious and that can happen so quickly," said Henderson. "If you feel your self starting to get really flushed, really over heated get inside immediately."

Limit outdoor activity. Henderson encourages you to stay indoors, stay hydrated, and check in on elderly neighbors and children.

"If they didn’t have a fan, lend them a fan," said Henderson. "And just keep a very very close eye on everybody around you, your neighbors make sure the heat is not bothering them."

A good tip Henderson shared to help keep from heat exhaustion is to eat several small meals throughout the day, rather than two or three large meals. She said this will keep you from feeling over heated and bogged down.