Preparing for a Heat Wave in the US

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As the temperature rises and the humidity rises,

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As a big heatwave moves through, it could feel like it's above 100 degrees on Wednesday. causing emergency personnel to enter advisory mode

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"In addition to fluid consumption, make sure you're relaxing and have a cool area to rest," said David Basnak, President and Executive Director of EmergyCare.

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He stated that on the first very hot day of the season, they always get more calls for heat-related emergencies because individuals become dehydrated from not drinking fluids.

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Basnak's top piece of advise is to drink plenty of water and a sports drink to replenish the salts and carbohydrates your body loses when it's hot.

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With the impending heat wave, Erie County Public Safety advises residents to be prepared. According to Basnak, knowing your limits is also vital.

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Last year, EmergyCare received over 1,000 calls for heat-related issues across the system. This year, he hopes to avoid that. He mentioned certain warning indicators to be on the lookout for.

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"Heat cramps, heavy perspiration, cool pale skin, and certainly some dizziness" are symptoms of heat exhaustion, according to Basnak.

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Heat exhaustion is becoming more common. The body temperature then rises to 104 degrees or higher in more severe cases of heat stroke.

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"At that point, individuals can really stop sweating," he explained. "If someone is in the heat and they stop sweating, that is a very distinct symptom of heat stroke."

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"At that point, individuals can really stop sweating," he explained. "If someone is in the heat and they stop sweating, that is a very distinct symptom of heat stroke."

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