As Floridians, we can become used to the hot weather. However, in the summer months, hot days mixed with high humidity can cause dangerous heat-related illnesses. Did you know, 2017 was the hottest year to date in Florida
? According to the National Centers for Environmental Information
(NCEI), the highest daily maximum temperature in Florida on record was reported in Tampa
, reaching 96◦F on April 29, 2017. With the temperatures expected to keep climbing this year, stay cool by following these simple tips:
- Drink lots of water: The hotter the temperature is outside, the harder your body must work to cool itself off. A little perspiration is a good thing, as it means our body is successfully cooling down. However, excessive sweating can be dangerous if the body is not replenished with the appropriate fluids. Drink as much water as you can throughout the day especially while outdoors.
- Wear appropriate clothing: Wear light, loose-fitting clothing to stay cool and comfortable. Try and avoid wearing dark colors and opt for lighter colored clothing, as they are more likely to reflect the sun's radiation.
- Stay indoors: When the temperatures climb throughout the day, try to seek share or stay in the air conditioning.
- Know the symptoms of heat-related illnesses including:
- High body temperature (fever above 103◦F)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Muscle cramps
- Weakness or dizziness
Should you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical assistance as soon as possible.
We hope you take these tips into consideration to make the most out of your summer. For more information on heat safety, click here
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