(Fargo, ND) -- With temperatures and the heat index continuing to rise Sunday into Monday, the National Weather Service's Grand Forks location is giving tips to beat the heat, while also telling the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Some key signs of heat exhaustion include:
- Heavy Sweating
The NWS says the best way to relieve yourself from heat exhaustion is to move to a cooler area if possible, loosen tight clothing, sip cool water and if symptoms don't improve seek medical help.
As for heat stroke, those signs include:
- Continued Dizziness
- Becoming unconscious
If you are with or near someone who shows these symptoms, you're asked to call 911, move the person to a cooler area if possible, loosen tight fitting clothes or remove extra layers of them and cool that person with water or ice.
Some other tips for battling the heat include drinking plenty of water, limiting outdoor activities, taking frequent breaks if you need to be outdoors and locating a shaded area to break in away from the sun.