A heat advisory is in effect for Giles County and parts of Middle Tennessee feeling over 100 degrees during the afternoon and throughout the weekend.
As temperatures climb, a person should know the signs of heat-related illnesses. Two of the most serious medical conditions are heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
If you are hot but have stopped sweating, it's a likely sign of heatstroke.
Heatstroke is the most severe heat-related illness and, without emergency treatment, it can lead to death. It results when your body temperature rises to 104 degrees or higher. At this temperature, your brain, heart, kidneys, and muscles can also become damaged, leading to serious complications or death.
If a person suspects heat exhaustion, move to a cool area, loosen or even remove your clothing and drink water
A combination of high temperatures and high humidity can lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness, especially in the very young, elderly, handicapped, and special needs citizens.
Emergency Management asks everyone to check on relatives, neighbors, and those susceptible to heat injuries. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and do not leave children or pets in your vehicles.