The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory today from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT.
Starke County EMA Director J. Nier urges residents to limit time outside today. Seek shelter in an air conditioned area or find shade to rest. Nier also advises residents to stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water. Stay away from pop or alcohol.
Heat exhaustion can occur quickly. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include feeling faint or dizzy, excessive sweating, clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid weak pulse, and muscle cramps.
Heat stroke symptoms include a throbbing headache, no sweating, red dry skin, nausea or vomiting, and loss of consciousness.
Seek medical attention if either medical condition occurs.
Check on elderly neighbors and make sure small children are safe.