For Immediate Release: July 5, 2018
(Santa Ana, CA) – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for inland Orange County communities, including the Santa Ana Mountains and Foothills, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are more sensitive to heat.
Prolonged exposure to excessive 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. 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. Continue reading