Preparing for Summer Heat

  • Heat Wave - Period of extreme heat, usually accompanied by high humidity.
  • Heat Index - The relative humidity added to the air temperature-how hot it feels
  • Heat Cramps - Muscle pains due to exertion-the first sign of heat-related problems
  • Heat Exhaustion - A mild form of shock brought on by strenuous activity in the heat.
  • Heat Stroke - A life threatening condition occurring when the body's temperature control system shuts down. Brain damage or death can result if the body is not cooled at once.