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Township of Ocean Police Department
Thursday July 18th, 2019 :: 10:47 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Extreme Heat Warning

Extreme Heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. Remember that:
IF YOU ARE UNDER AN EXTREME HEAT WARNING:
 Find air conditioning.
 Avoid strenuous activities.
 Watch for heat illness.
 Wear light clothing.
 Check on family members and neighbors.
 Drink plenty of fluids.
 Watch for heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
 Never leave people or pets in a closed car.
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN EXTREME HEAT THREATENS
 Prepare NOW
 Find places in your community where you can go to get cool.
 Keep your home cool by doing the following:
o Cover windows with drapes or shades.
o Weather-strip doors and windows.
o Use window reflectors, such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard, to reflect heat back outside.
o Add insulation to keep the heat out.
o Use attic fans to clear hot air.
o Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.
 Learn to recognize the signs of heat-related illness.
 Never leave a child, adult, or animal alone inside a vehicle on a warm day.
 Find places with air conditioning. Libraries, shopping malls, and community centers can provide a cool place to take a break from the heat.
 If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
 Wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
 Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
 Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees, as this could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
 Avoid high-energy activities.
 Check yourself, family members, and neighbors for signs of heat-related illness.
RECOGNIZE AND RESPOND
Know the signs of heat-related illness and the ways to respond to it:

HEAT CRAMPS
Signs: Muscle pains or spasms in the stomach, arms, or legs
Actions: Go to a cooler location. Remove excess clothing. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if cramps last more than an hour.
HEAT EXHAUSTION
Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, or fainting
Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down. Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath. Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar. Get medical help if symptoms get worse or last more than an hour.
HEAT STROKE
Signs: Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally; red, hot, and dry skin with no sweat; rapid, strong pulse; dizziness; confusion; or unconsciousness

Actions: Call 911 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.


Detective Lt. Eduardo Segarra PIO
esegarra@oceantwp.org

Address/Location
Township of Ocean Police Department
399 Monmouth Road
Ocean Township, NJ 07755

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 732-531-1800

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