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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Maine Health Alert Network Issues Heat Advisory
June 9, 2008
Maine CDC Advises Caution in Heat:
Keep Cool, Drink Adequate Fluids, and Rest Frequently
With Maine heading into summer, it is important for all of us to prevent heat-related problems and to recognize the signs of heat illness early. Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable, yet over the past 30 years more people have died in this country from heat than from hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined.
All Mainers should take some simple measures to prevent heat-related illness. However, those who are most susceptible include infants and young children, people 65 years old and older, people with a mental illness, and those who are physically ill with heart disease or high blood pressure.
These simple measures include:
It is also important for us to check on our neighbors, family and friends, especially those who are at high risk for heat-related illness.
If you must be out in the heat:
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Last update: 07/20/10
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