Health Concerns During Summer Heat
With high temperatures continuing to range from the 90's through the low 100's for the next couple of weeks, the Tuolumne County Health Department wants to make sure that you are prepared for hot weather.
Tuolumne County Health Officer, Dr. Todd Stolp was Thursday's KVML "Newsmaker of the Day".
Stolp says you should, "Take time to check to make sure you that your generator is functioning correctly in case of the loss of electricity. Also now that hot weather has been here since May, look at your air conditioning pads and filter to make sure they aren't plugged up so you can continue to depend on that coolant."
Also, have plenty of water on hand as Dr. Stolp says it is a must. "It is important to wear appropriate clothing during hot weather and to use sunscreen. If you are unaccustomed to working or exercising in hot weather, it is important to pace yourself, drink 16 ounces of liquids every hour while in the heat, and include some salty foods or sports drinks to replace electrolytes (salts in the blood) if you are engaged in strenuous activities."
If you are in need of assistance in Tuolumne County during excessive hot weather days, information will be made available on the Community Information Line at 209-533-6392.
The "Newsmaker of the Day" is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:45, 7:45 and 8:45am.
Written by Mark Truppner