Extreme Heat Safety

Every year, 175 people die from extreme heat.  Young children, elderly, those who are overweight, and those who are sick are most likely to become victimes.  Because men sweat more than women, they are also more susceptible.

Heat Cramps

Painful, involuntary muscle spasm.  They may occur during heavy exercise and are often caused by dehydration

Signs and Symptoms

What to Do

Heat Exhaustion

It usually begins suddenly and is sometimes caused by heavy exercise, sweating, and dehydration

Signs and Symptoms

What to Do

Heatstroke

This is a potentially life-threatening, heat-related issue that is often caused by heavy exercise and dehydration.  The body's mechanisms for dealing with heat have stopped working.  The elderly, overweight, and people who have an inability to sweat are at the highest risk.

Signs and Symptoms

What to do

Extreme Heat At-Home Tips


*source - State of Texas Know What2do Guide