It's summer, and throughout Entergy's service area, high temperatures are in full force.
Heat-related conditions - combined with physical activity, loss of fluids and fatigue - can lead to heat-related illnesses. Just like our workers at Entergy, members of the public should remain aware of the risks of high temperatures and take necessary precautions.
Factors that increase the risk of heat-related illness:
What can you do to prevent heat-related illnesses?
It’s important to know and look out for the symptoms of heat-related illness in yourself and others. Symptoms of heat stroke include confusion and an inability to think clearly. Those suffering from heat stroke may pass out, collapse, have seizures, or stop sweating.
Heat stroke is a medical emergency that may result in death. If you suspect that you are experiencing heat stroke, call 911 immediately. While waiting for help: