Heat Advisory from Alliance City Health Department
ALLIANCE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Contact Randall M. Flint, RS, MPH
For Immediate Release: July 31, 2006
Randall Flint, health commissioner announces that a heat advisory is currently in effect with temperatures expected to be in the 90 to 95 degree range with very humid conditions. This will cause heat index values to rise to 100 to 104 degrees.
Mayor Toni Middleton announces that that Alliance Senior Citizens Center, located at 602 W. Vine will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm today through Friday for the elderly as place to seek relief from the heat. Individuals will be responsible for any special needs and food. For additional information contact the Alliance Senior Citizens Center at 330-821-3348.
Kerry Swanson, Chief Operating Officer at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />AllianceCommunityHospital announces that senior citizens in the community are welcome to come into the CafÃ©, which is in the main hospital, this week from 7 am to 7 pm. Water will be provided if individuals are in need of hydration.
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Tips on Preventing and Managing Heat
Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic) regardless of your activity level.
Don't drink liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol, or large amounts of sugar-these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
Stay indoors, and if at all possible, stay in an air conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library-even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler.
Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
Check regularly on infants and young children, people aged 65 years or older, people who have mental illness and those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure.
For additional information contact the Alliance Health Department at 330-821-7373.