Public Alert

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Eastern Nebraska from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday. Temperatures highs will range from 91° to 101°. During this advisory, infants, children, and people aged 65 or older are at an increased risk for heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

 

Use this helpful guide provided by the CDC to make yourself aware of the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Heat Exhaustion

  • Heavy sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting

What You Should Do:

  • Move to a cooler location.
  • Lie down and loosen your clothing.
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of your body as possible.
  • Sip water.
  • If you have vomited and it continues, seek medical attention immediately.

Heat Stroke

  • High body temperature (above 103°F)*
  • Hot, red, dry or moist skin
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Possible unconsciousness

 

What You Should Do:

  • Call 911 immediately — this is a medical emergency.
  • Move the person to a cooler environment.
  • Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.
  • Do NOT give fluids
source: https://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/warning.html