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The Red Cross Discusses Heat Exhaustion

Temperatures in Utah are heating up and hovering around 100 degrees, and with the heat comes heat exhaustion. Richard Woodruff, the director of communications for Red Cross Utah, joined us in studio to discuss different signs of heat exhaustion.
WEDNESDAY, Utah (Good4Utah)-Temperatures in Utah are heating up and hovering around 100 degrees, and with the heat comes heat exhaustion. Richard Woodruff, the director of communications for Red Cross Utah, joined us in studio to discuss different signs of heat exhaustion. Woodruff says in recent years, excessive heat has caused more deaths than all other weather events, including floods. Signs of heat exhaustion include cool, moist, pale or flushed skin; heavy sweating, headache, nausea, dizziness, weakness and exhaustion.If you experience any of these symptoms you need to move to a cooler place, drink cold water, remove or loosen tight clothing and apply cool, wet cloths or towels to your skin. Heat stroke (also known as sunstroke) is a life-threatening condition in which a person's temperature control system stops working and the body is unable to cool itself. If the symptoms get out of hand, call 911. For more information on exhaustion, heat or sun stroke, visit the Red Cross
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