Prepare for Triple Digit Temperatures in the Desert
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Triple digit temperatures have arrived in the Coachella Valley early this year. Sweltering temperatures always bring with them the risk of heat-related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. To prevent these dangerous conditions, follow these 7 tips to stay safe in the excessive heat.

Be aware of the symptoms of heat stroke, such as a throbbing headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, vertigo, rapid heartbeat, and lack of sweat despite the heat. If you believe someone is experiencing heat stroke, call 911. While you wait for first responders, try to move the person to the coolest environment possible—inside an air conditioned building is best.

To help reduce their temperature, try these cooling tactics:

  1. Remove unnecessary clothing.
  2. Apply ice or cold water to the person’s body. Areas rich with blood vessels close to the skin, such as armpits and the neck, are the best.
  3. If possible, immerse the person in a shower or cold tub.

“We hope everyone takes the threat of heat-induced illnesses seriously. Stay hydrated, wear appropriate clothing, and avoid dangerous activities like hiking when temperatures are excessive,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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