Hot Safety Tips to Keep you Cool & Safe

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by Patricia Feager, 6/23/18

 

The temperature and heat index in Flower Mound, TX was 106.8 on Saturday, June 23.

 

 

 

 

Here are some safety tips to keep you cool and safe this summer.

 

  • Hydrate - drink at least 16 ounces of water every hour to prevent dehydration
  • Keep skin hydrated - not hot to the touch
  • Wear light clothing - shoes that aren't tight, protective sun glasses, hat or head covering
  • Salty snacks: trail mix, granola mix, nuts, keep energy up & replace salt when sweating
  • First aid kit, cool towels - Don't shock your body with ice
  • Keep your cell phone, electronics, and cameras protected in a cool container
  • Never leave a cell phone, child, pet, grandparent alone in a vehicle with windows closed
  • Never pull over to catch some sleep in the heat - Get out, find a public place, cool off
  • Never drink alcohol and drive
  • Make sure your vehicle is well maintained, has coolant and fluids - avoid breaking down
  • If you're exhausted from the heat, get off the road and find shelter - call someone
  • Make sure your tires are not bald and they are safe on the road 
  • Park under trees or indoor garages whenever possible

 

HEAT STROKE SIGNS

  • Dizzy - hotheadedness
  • Throbbing headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Flushed skin
  • Feeling nauseous and/or vomiting
  • Sudden change in body temperature
  • High body temperature
  • Rapid heart beat or feeling weak
  • Feeling like you just have to sit or lay down
  • Feeling out of balance
  • Feeling disoriented
  • Overall weakness and not coherent

 

FOR IMMEDIATE HELP

  • 911 or follow city help guidelines - Get ER ASAP
  • Get individual into shady area or indoors ASAP
  • Remove excess clothing (bras)
  • Find out if victim is taking any medications or has any medical conditions

 

HEAT STROKE IN DOGS

  • Unusual panting
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dehydration
  • Reddened gums & moist body tissues
  • Vomiting blood
  • Doesn't respond when you call them
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Little or no urine
  • Muscle tremors
  • Seizures
  • Odd behavior
  • Wobbly
  • Disoriented
  • Unresponsive to commands
  • Won't wake up 
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Patricia, what an awesome post and indeed the best part what I loved was about the signs of your Pet's Heat Stroke issues... now let me just share with you, when I took my dog aka my assistant to showings I would run my car with the AC on and he would relax in the back seat...people always asked me why I let the car run and then I would tell him that I had my dog in the car:)))Endre

Jun 23, 2018 11:06 PM #1
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Thank you for Patricia for these Health reminders. A lot of times we forget to take care of ourselves when we're out being busy in the summer months.

Jun 23, 2018 11:50 PM #2
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Wonderful post, Patricia.... too much heat can be deadly for someone who isn't prepared to cool down and doesn't know the signs of heat stroke. Loved the title.

Jun 24, 2018 04:32 AM #3
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Patricia Feager,

Love the title! What a great post that is so informative when experiencing these hot temperatures. Austin was no different and this is an excellent list!

Jun 24, 2018 05:01 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Patricia. I can't imagine experiencing those type of temperatures for long. Great tips, a wonderful handout too.

Jun 24, 2018 05:24 AM #5
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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These are great tips and they certainly apply to my area as well, it was 109 yesterday, I think.

Jun 24, 2018 06:53 AM #6
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Patricia- - -with the arrival of Summer the last couple of days, this post serves as a good reminder for people.

Jun 24, 2018 07:36 AM #7
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Patricia, very timely reminder. The heat can get take it's toll before we even know it. Thank you for posting this!

Jun 24, 2018 12:40 PM #8
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Patricia now that is what I call HOT.  Our temperatures have been in the 60's this week, but it is supposed to heat up by the end of this week.

Jun 24, 2018 04:56 PM #9
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106.8 -- hot indeed. You've listed some good tips for staying safe in the hot weather. I felt overheated yesterday, walking in San Francisco when the temps were in the 70s!

Jun 24, 2018 06:20 PM #10
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Hi Patricia, great tip for all to remember or better yet print out and put on the fridge :) 

I can't believe that temp 106.8 that is really hot.... Stay cool!  Our evenings are so cool I had to put on a sweater for the past two nights. Not complaining, I love warm days and cool evenings.

Jun 24, 2018 08:17 PM #11
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Thank you Patricia for this timely post for my area.  Gosh you all really do get hot. We are heading into our first long heatwave the end of the week with very high humidity.  It is good to be prepared and to look out for others as well.

Stay cool.

 

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