NJ Dept Of Health issued a Heat alert saying, “Stay Cool NJ! Temperatures are expected to reach into the 90s and possibly 100 over the next few days.”
Today through Thursday, temperatures are expected to be in the 90’s.
Heatstroke warning signs include:
- A body temperature above 103 degrees.
- Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating).
- Rapid, strong pulse.
- Throbbing headache.
If someone has these symptoms, call Hatzolah and:
- Make sure not to give the victim fluids to drink.
- Cool the victim rapidly using whatever methods you can. For example, immerse the victim in a tub of cool water; place the person in a cool shower; spray the victim with cool water from a garden hose; sponge the person with cool water; or if the humidity is low, wrap the victim in a cool, wet sheet and fan him or her vigorously.
- Monitor body temperature, and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101-102 degrees.