New Haven EMS ask residence use caution during record breaking temperatures

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New Haven, Mo. - According to the National Weather Service, the last time temperatures reached 108 degrees in Missouri was on July 24, 1930.  The high for today is forecasted to reach 106 degrees.

Currently in New Haven, Mo the temperature is already 90 degrees, as of 10:15 a.m.  The New Haven Ambulance District asks residents to use extra caution during these dangerously high temperatures.

EMS Chief Chris Miller said to make sure to stay hydrated and take frequent breaks by cooling off in a shaded area and make sure to check on the elderly and pets.

A few good indicators that someone is becoming over heated include:  Dizziness or light headedness, nausea/vomiting, weakness, and muscle cramps.

If someone stops perspiring call 911 immediately, this is a late sign of someone having a heatstroke and the situation has become a life threatening emergency.

Calling 911 for an ambulance does not mean you have to be transported to the hospital.  It is always best to err on the side of caution.

Miller said, “We would rather someone call sooner and be checked out than wait too long, risking the potential of having a heat stroke.”