Excessive Heat Warning in Mission Valley?
Summer is here, and August temperatures can rise into the triple digits in some parts of San Diego County. Our local team in Mission Valley East wants everyone to stay safe during extreme heat and offers this information from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about heat stroke:
Heat Stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. The body temperature can rise to 106 °F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.
Heat Stroke warning signs:
- An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F)
- Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating)
- Rapid, strong pulse
- Throbbing headache
You may be dealing with a life-threatening emergency if you see any of these signs. Have someone call for immediate medical assistance while you begin cooling the victim. Do the following:
- Get the victim to a shady area
- Cool the victim rapidly, using whatever methods you can
- Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102°F
- If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call the hospital emergency room for further instructions
- Do not give the victim alcohol to drink
- Get medical assistance as soon as possible
If your Mission Valley home or commercial business has storm damage, our local team in Mission Valley East can help. Call us today at 619-303-3599.
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