Recent years have experienced a tremendous amount of temperature increase, especially in the U.S. resulting in more number of deaths than all other weather events, including floods. A heat wave is a time period where the temperature increases at an excessive rate, generally more than 10 degrees more than the normal temperature. The eastern part of the country is experiencing hot and extremely humid weather while the weather reporters are constantly emphasizing on shutting down schools and colleges due to high temperature. Although the scale reduced marginally, the advisers are predicting that the temperature shall soon rise high. The American Red Cross has suggested some necessary actions that people can undertake to curb this extremeness. The instructions are particularly directed toward special safety information for school athletes practicing and students engaged in outdoor activities.
As per reports of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 600 people died due to the extreme heat every year in the U.S. People are being exposed to more heat-related diseases, which include adults aged 65 and older with chronic medical conditions, outdoor working employees, infants, children, and most importantly, athletes engaged in outdoor games. However, certain safety precautionary measures such as staying inside the house and avoid strenuous exercise during the day, taking a considerable amount of breaks for employees engaged in outdoor activities and so on can help tremendously to cope up with the situation.
Lastly, if a person suffers from a heat stroke, they should be medicated accordingly depending upon the situational demands, and if the condition is out of reach for the locals, then they should immediately notify nearby hospitals or clinics.