Stay safe from heat-related illnesses and death
High temperatures and humidity in our area in recent days have led to dangerously high "real feel" temperatures topping 105 degrees. Heat is the leading cause of weather-related deaths in most years.
The Hinds County Department of Emergency Management urges all of us to practice heat safety wherever we are, and reminds us that heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Additional advice from HCDEM:
Stay cool, hydrated, & take frequent breaks when spending time outdoors. Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothes. Dark colors absorb the sun's rays. Bring pets indoors. Make sure animals have plenty of water, too.
Beware of heat exhaustion or heat stroke during hot weather. Follow these tips to respond and stay safe: • move to a cooler place • put a cool, wet cloth on your body • Call 911 for emergency medical care