With temperatures reaching the triple digits in many parts of Montana over the next few days, folks need to be sure they're prepared to deal with the heat.

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While Montana is most known for its brutal winters, the truth is, that summers in Montana can get rather warm and it's important to know what to do and how to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and those around you in the middle of a Montana heatwave.

Plus, many Montana homes and apartments might not have AC, which can create a problem, especially for those who might be older or have a health condition.

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The American Red Cross has a list of things you need to know when dealing with extreme temperatures and they include the following:

  • Stay Hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids (stay away from sugar drinks) and make sure those around you are drinking fluids as well. Also, if sweating make sure you have snacks or sports drinks to replace the salt and minerals lost.
  • Wear Lightweight and Loose Clothing. Another helpful tip is to take cool showers and or baths to help keep your body temperature down.
  • Limit Your Outdoor Activity. If you have to be outdoors, schedule most of your tasks during the early morning hours. Also, take plenty of breaks and spend as much time in the shade as possible.
  • Stay in Air Conditioned Spaces. If your residence doesn't have AC, go to a designated cooling location in the case of extremely high temperatures. There are many cooling locations across the state.
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For those wondering what the symptoms are for a heat-related illness, they include the following:

  • Heavy Sweating
  • Fast, Weak Pulse
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Dizziness, Headaches, or Passing Out
  • Tiredness or Weakness

It's important to know that heat-related illnesses can affect certain people more than others. Those who are more likely to suffer include older adults, children, pregnant women, those with medical conditions, and outside workers.

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