0320L-THURSDAY OUTLOOK FROM GARFIELD COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT-7/14/22
1- GARFIELD COUNTY EM is our notification app. You’re NOT prepared without it!
2- Here is your forecast from the NWS/NORMAN;
Today-Sunny, hot with highs around 104. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight-Mostly clear. Lows in the mid-70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
3- A few definitions you should know:
“HEAT CRAMPS”- Heat cramps may be the first sign of heat-related illness and may lead to heat exhaustion or stroke. Symptoms: Painful muscle cramps and spasms usually in legs and abdomen and Heavy sweating. Seek immediate medical attention if cramps last longer than 1 hour.
“HEAT EXHAUSTION”- Symptoms: Heavy sweating, Weakness or tiredness, cool, pale, clammy skin; fast, weak pulse, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, headache, fainting. Seek immediate medical attention if the person vomits, symptoms worsen or last longer than 1 hour.
“HEAT STROKE”- Symptoms: Throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, body temperature above 103°F, hot, red, dry, or damp skin, rapid and strong pulse, fainting, loss of consciousness.
First Aid: Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Delay can be fatal. Move the victim to a cooler, preferably air-conditioned, environment. Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or bath. Use fan if heat index temperatures are below the high 90s. A fan can make you hotter at higher temperatures. Do NOT give fluids.
HAVE A GOOD DAY AND STAY COOL