"During this scorching heat wave, I urge all citizens to prioritize their safety and well-being," said Justice. “Stay hydrated, find shade, and look out for one another. Together, we can beat the heat and keep West Virginia strong."
The sweltering temperatures, coupled with high humidity, pose serious health risks, particularly to vulnerable populations such as the elderly, young children, and individuals with pre-existing health conditions. Considering this situation, WVEMD emphasizes the following safety guidelines:
State and local agencies are on high alert to respond to any heat-related emergencies that may arise. If you or someone you know experiences signs of heat exhaustion or heatstroke, including dizziness, nausea, rapid pulse, or confusion, seek immediate medical attention.
WVEMD urges everyone to stay informed, stay safe, and take this heat wave seriously. Together, West Virginians will navigate through this weather event safely.For more information, visit: