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Tips to stay cool and safe in the sweltering heat

NOW: Tips to stay cool and safe in the sweltering heat

BENTON HARBOR, Mich – The Berrien County Health Department is offering tips to stay cool during the sweltering heat in the upcoming days and to avoid Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke. 

Temperatures are expected to hit 90 degrees and the heat index reaching 100 degrees. 

Health conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke are severe effects from very hot and humid temperatures.  

The Berrien County Health Department is offering tips such as staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged periods in the direct sun and avoiding strenuous activities are tips the health department is offering. 

St. Joseph, Michigan visitor Mike O’Donnell said he often follows the tips out there during the sweltering heat. 

“When it’s going to be really hot what I like to do is obviously wear lighter clothing limit my alcoholic consumption that’s really important stay hydrated and drink lots and lots of water. 

The Berrien County Health Department is also advising people to check on their elderly family members, friends and neighbors during the hot and humid days. 

Click here for signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

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