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HEAT TIPS FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

HEAT TIPS FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

May 17, 2023298Views

Individuals outside are asked to be cautious. The Department of Disaster Management Weather Stem is showing that temperatures are expected between 85 °F  and 84 °F  between 11am and 3pm. Below are a few useful tips.

Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you’re working or exercising outside.
Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings (take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees). Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool.
Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected. Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting.
Take it easy. Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning.

(Source National Weather Service https://www.weather.gov/rah/heat)

(Photo by Oregon Health Authority )