Health officials offer extreme heat safety tips for Delmarva
SALISBURY, Md. – The extreme heat is back with a vengeance this week, and now health officials are reminding people to stay cool and hydrated over these next couple of days. According to the Wicomico County Health Department, in this type of weather people can quickly develop a heat-related illness, which can become life-threatening if not properly treated. Which is why their reminding residents in the area to, if you can, stay indoors or find a place that has air conditioning, and take cool baths or showers. And if you have to go outside, either do so before 10 AM or 6 PM to avoid these rising temperatures.
“In the middle of the day it is going to be the hottest time of the day. If anybody is dizzy or nausea or feeling out of sorts and maybe even has some redness on their face then they definitely need to seek medical help,” said PIO for the Wicomico County Health Department, Jennifer Johnson.
Health officials add that you should check on the elderly or those living alone at least twice a day during this heat wave. And make sure your pets are brought indoors.