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Take care of yourself in the heat, EMS officials say


With temperatures well into the 90s, health officials are warning those susceptible to heat illnesses to stay indoors and out of the sun.

Adams County EMS Chief Paul Davis say they've received a handful of calls Wednesday about heat related illnesses. Davis says they've had about the same amount of calls this year as they did last year, however, it's the humidity that's really taking a toll, one group in particular.

"For folks with pre-existing medical conditions they should take it easy," Davis said. "Stay indoors during the heat of the day as much as possible, and adhere to the normal regimen as prescribed by their physicians."

Early signs of a heat stroke include no sweating, a throbbing headache, or dizziness. If you start to experience those symptoms call 9-1-1 immediately.

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