Can You Take the Heat?

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email

The forecast for the first week of the College World Series calls for above normal temperatures. We all know that it does get hot around here, but the Omaha Fire Department says it’s still a good idea to keep in mind some basic tips to stay safe in the heat.

Paramedics will be around the TD Ameritrade Park facility during the CWS. Concerns should rise if someone experiences heat exhaustion . The symptoms include headache, dizziness or fainting along with irritability not related to your team losing, or confusion, weakness and wet skin, thirst, nausea, and/or vomiting.

Symptoms of heat stroke include confusion, unable to think clearly, passing out, collapse, or seizures. A victim could stop sweating despite the heat.

To avoid any threat, visitors are encouraged to do the following:

Drink more non-alcoholic fluids than usual. Do not wait until you are thirsty.

Avoid very cold drinks since they may cause stomachs to cramp.
Wear light colored, loose-fitting clothing.

Never leave anyone, including pets, in a closed and parked vehicle.
People who are at greater risk for heat related illness are infants and young children, people older than 65, and people who are already ill.

Try to stay in shady areas, do not overexert yourself physically, and wear sunscreen that has an SPF of 15 or greater.

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