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Heat-related illnesses: when your body can’t keep itself cool.
The body normally cools itself by sweating. As sweat evaporates from the skin, it lowers body temperature. But on hot, humid days, moisture in the air keeps sweat from evaporating fast enough. When this happens, body temperature can rise and make you feel sick.
Anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, but some people are at greater risk than others.
The heat index tells you how it feels outside in the shade. It is not the same as the outside temperature.
The heat index is a measurement of how hot it feels when relative humidity is combined with the effects of the air temperature. The National Weather Service will issue a Heat Advisory for a heat index greater than 105°F.
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