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Department of Emergency Management and Security
What It Is
Extreme heat - especially coupled with high humidity - can be deadly, slowing evaporation and thus requiring the body to work harder to moderate its core temperature. Overexposure to hear and/or overexertion (too much exercise or effort) can trigger a heat-related illness: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and eventually heat stroke. Heat-related illness is a particularly high risk for children, older adults, and those who are infirm or overweight.
The information contained on this webpage was pulled from the Community Emergency Response Guide. More information about this topic may be found by clicking the link below.
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