Know the Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion/Heat Stroke

Heat Stroke is dangerous. You can die.

People who are most vulnerable are seniors, people who take high blood pressure medication, people on medication for depression or anxiety.

Here are the symptoms - they can come on very quickly -- before you even know it.

The hallmark symptom of heat stroke is a core body temperature above 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But fainting may be the first sign.

Other symptoms may include:

Sudden weakness
Throbbing headache
Dizziness and light-headedness
Lack of sweating despite the heat
Red, hot, and dry skin
Muscle weakness or cramps
Nausea and vomiting
Rapid heartbeat, which may be either strong or weak
Rapid, shallow breathing
Behavioral changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering

Please stay safe. Stay indoors where it is cool (if your home feels warm, head for one of the 2 clubhouses), do not drink alcohol, drinking alcohol only dehydrates you further, DO drink plenty of water. Taking a cool bath is also a good idea. If you have any doubt, call 911 immediately.