Questions & answers about MPD shooting & killing of Darrius Stewart

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

*** EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING *****

Through Wednesday Evening

It’s another hot day across the Mid South as July remains in full swing.  We will see a break in the heat by Thursday as a cold front moves into the area.  It won’t be a dramatic drop in temperatures, but it will be noticeable.  The National Weather Service has upgraded the Heat Advisory to an Excessive Heat Warning since Heat Index values on Wednesday will likely exceed 110 degrees.

An isolated early shower or storm is possible this evening, otherwise clear to partly cloudy skies overnight with a low of 80 degrees.  Light southwesterly wind.

Wednesday, mostly sunny, hot and humid with a high of 98 and heat index values from 105-110 degrees.  There is also a chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon into the evening hours.  The overnight low will drop to 78.

Thursday, partly cloudy and slightly cooler with a high of 91 degrees and the overnight low of 69.

Friday, mostly sunny skies with a high of 92, overnight low 72.

The weekend will be dry with mostly sunny skies both days and highs in the low to mid 90s.  Overnight lows in the low to mid 70s.

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WHAT IS  A HEAT ILLNESS/INJURY, AND WHAT SHOULD I LOOK FOR?

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Heat Stroke

  • Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal.

Symptoms:

  • Altered mental state
  • One or more of the following symptons: throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, shallow breathing
  • Body temperature above 103°F
  • Hot, red, dry or moist skin
  • Rapid and strong pulse
  • Faints, loses consciousness

First Aid:

  • Heat stroke is a severe medical emergency. Call 911 or get the victim to a hospital immediately. Delay can be fatal.
  • Move the victim to a cooler, preferably air-conditioned, environment.
  • Reduce body temperature with cool cloths or bath.
  • Use fan if heat index temperatures are below the high 90s. A fan can makes you hotter at higher temperatures.
  • Do NOT give fluids.


Heat Exhaustion

Symptoms:

  • Heavy sweating
  • Weakness
  • Cool, pale, clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Possible muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting

First Aid:

  • Move person to a cooler environment
  • Lay person down and loosen clothing
  • Apply cool, wet cloths to as much of the body as possible
  • Fan or move victim to air conditioned room
  • Offer sips of water
  • If person vomits more than once, seek immediate medical attention.

More information available via NOAA:

heat

Caution is urged if you are spending more than just a few minutes outside.  Isolated afternoon showers will do very little to cool us down.  Cloudy and warm overnight.  The National Weather Service in Memphis has some helpful information when it comes to dealing with this heat.

 


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Gets hot in cars/trucks VERY quickly on days like this. Best to just leave them at home in shady spots with plenty of fresh/clean water, or – better still – in the air conditioning inside. They’re wearing the fur coats, not you. Take care of your furry family members this hot summer.‪#‎AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall‬
http://kfor.com/2015/07/20/video-of-nfl-player-in-a-hot-car-sends-important-message-for-pet-owners-and-parents/
Even an NFL safety has trouble withstanding the heat. Imagine what it would feel like in a fur coat. Video courtesy of sister station KFOR-TV.   #OnlyHuman

 

 

 


 

 

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