Residents in Northwest Florida are familiar with extreme heat, but can sometimes become complacent. When our bodies are not able to maintain proper body temperature, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur quickly. If you suspect any of these heat-related conditions, seek immediate medical attention.
The 10 year average for heat-related fatalities is 170 per year. Older adults, young children and those who are sick or overweight are most susceptible to heat-related conditions, but anyone can be affected by extreme heat when the human body is pushed beyond its limits