LCSO Tip of the Week – Hot Weather

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OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

Sheriff Curtis L. Landers

225 W. Olive Street

Newport, Oregon 97365

Tel (541) 265-4277

Fax  (541) 265-4926

TIP OF THE WEEK

Date: July 4, 2016

HOT WEATHER EMERGENCIES

The following hot weather emergency tips are found in the 2016 Emergency Management calendar which can be downloaded at the Lincoln County Sheriff Emergency Management page.

Heat
* Heat cramps and exhaustion are signs your body is overheated and dehydrated.
* Heat stroke is a MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Symptoms include warm, flushed skin, absence of normal sweating, very high temperatures, delirium, unconsciousness or seizures. Seek medical attention immediately.
* Drink plenty of non-alcoholic fluids.
* NEVER leave people or animals in cars or other enclosed spaces. Car temperatures can rise to deadly levels quickly.
* Wear lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing and protection such as sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.

Lightning Safety
* When possible, find shelter inside a building or fully enclosed vehicle.
* If you are stuck outside when lightning strikes, crouch down and place your hand over your ears. Never lie flat on the ground.
* Keep a minimum of 15 feet from other people and avoid water, high ground, individual tall trees, open spaces, and metal objects.

Water Safety
* Tell someone where you are going, when you expect to return, and where to call if you don’t return on time.
* Know your limits as a swimmer.
* Rivers can run cold and swift in spring and early summer. Jumping into cold water can literally take your breath away!
* Wear a properly fitted personal flotation device. All children 12 and younger must wear a life vest when in a boat. Know all local boating laws.
* Wear sunscreen.
* Children can drown in less than two inches of water. Never leave children unattended near water.

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