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Heat advisory for 14 counties in MS

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The emergency agency, American Medical Response, has issued a heat advisory in the 14 counties it serves in Central Mississippi.

Emergency responders said even healthy people can suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke but they note the elderly and children under the age of four are the most vulnerable.

They recommended exercising in the morning or late afternoon and staying hydrated with water or sports drinks.

And if you don't have salt restrictions, put one teaspoon of salt in each quart of water you drink.

Heat stroke will present with hot, dry and red skin, along with shallow breathing and dilated pupils.

And in case of heat stroke, AMR recommends calling 911 immediately. The signs of heat exhaustion are headache, nausea, vomiting and irritability.

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