Warning signs of heat stroke to look for as temperatures climb

Warning signs of heat stroke to look for as temperatures climb
If you think someone is suffering from a heat stroke, call 911. The health department also advises taking steps to immediately cool down the victim.

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama heat can be dangerous, even deadly. It's important to pay attention to your body when out in the heat.

The Alabama Department of Health says the warning signs of a heat stroke include:

  • extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees F)
  • Red, hot and dry skin (no sweating)
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Unconsciousness

If you think someone is suffering from a heat stroke, call 911. The health department also advises taking steps to immediately cool down the victim.

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