Thursday, July 21, 2011

Stay cool the next couple of days

Maine CDC issued a heat advisory yesterday due to high temperatures forecast for today and tomorrow.

High temperatures are more common toward the end of July and into August in Maine. Everyone should take some simple measures to prevent heat-related illness. Some people are more likely to experience illness from heat and should take extra precautions to keep cool. These people include:

  • Older adults (age 65 and older)
  • Infants and young children
  • People with a mental illness or who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • People who work outside
  • People with heart conditions, kidney disease, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure
  • People with mobility restrictions
  • People living in poverty and who are homeless

More information on heat-related illness and ways to prevent it can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/heat/index.shtml


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