The St. Louis County Emergency Management (CEMA) office has issued a Heat Watch for the coming week. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness during this heat wave. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
Regular water breaks were a feature at the CBC Dutch Touch soccer camp I visited this morning. Educate yourself on the signs of Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, which is life-threatening. Heatstroke occurs when your body temperature rises rapidly and you’re unable to cool down. It can be life-threatening by causing damage to your brain and other vital organs. It may be caused by strenuous activity in the heat or by being in a hot place for too long.
Help your children understand the dangers and signs to watch for with this simple two-page flyer written for the kids. Download > FEMA_FS_extremeheat_508
By way, I’d like to suggest you Sign Up to receive text’s from CEMA to your phone for these alerts, including thunderstorm and tornado warnings. Click on the link in the quote below for details.
STLCO: Excessive Heat Watch until 08:00PM Saturday www.nixle.us/9GF7Z Reply with a friend’s # to forward