University of California, Irvine Police Department
Temperatures in Irvine and many inland Orange County communities are expected to reach high temperatures of upper 90’s & low 100’s on Sunday & Monday, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are more sensitive to heat.
Prolonged exposure to high temperatures may cause serious conditions like heat exhaustion or heat stroke and can even be fatal. Symptoms of heat exhaustion may include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, headache, nausea or vomiting and dizziness. At the first sign of heat exhaustion, move to a cool location, rest and drink fluids. Warning signs of heat stroke may include an extremely high body temperature, unconsciousness, confusion, hot and dry skin (no sweating), a rapid, strong pulse, and a throbbing headache. If symptoms of heat stroke occur, immediately call for medical assistance. Move the person to a shady area and begin cooling their body with water.
Recommended precautions to prevent heat related illnesses include: Continue reading