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Heat Wave Resources

Katherine Sims • State Representative, Orleans-4 House District

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Vermont from Tuesday to Thursday. Heat index values are expected to reach 105°F in some locations, causing increased health risks during outdoor activities and for anyone without access to air conditioning.

Symptoms and first aid
Muscle cramps, heavy sweating, nausea, headache or light-headedness may all indicate a heat-related illness. Most heat-related illnesses can be treated with fluids and by resting in a cooler place. If symptoms persist or get worse, or someone you are with seems confused or loses consciousness, dial 9-1-1 and get immediate medical help. Learn more about symptoms and first aid.

Find more information and resources:
>> Heat safety tips in 12 languages at https://www.healthvermont.gov/environment/climate-health/hot-weather
>> Vermont Cooling Sites map of indoor and outdoor locations where the public can go to cool off (also available as printable pdfs) at https://www.healthvermont.gov/environment/climate-health/hot-weather
>> National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook at https://www.weather.gov/erh/ghwo?wfo=btv

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