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Agency urges to use caution in high heat


With the forecast for the week predicted to be 90 degrees and above for many regions of the area, North Central Public Health District is reminding people to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses, such as heat cramps, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion.

“Heat-related illnesses can come on quickly,” said Vern Harpole, NCPHD’s Deputy Health Officer, “and expecting thirst, sweating and feeling hot to show up before more serious symptoms of confusion and light headedness doesn’t always happen! There are simple precautions to take to keep yourself and your family safe during extended periods of heat. This is especially important for children and seniors who are more at risk...

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