With the extreme weather conditions throughout the Las Vegas area, the City of Las Vegas advises citizens to be cautious when out in the heat. According to Alex Johnson from the NBC News, “More than thirty people were taken to hospitals for heat-related injuries and illnesses on June 28.”
As the summer vacation gets to its peak, so does the heat! Fire officials and paramedics are constantly treating more then 200 people per day due to the drastic climate change. With the high temperature of 117 degrees has streaming through the week it also brings its’ extreme conditions onto Las Vegas visitors and residents. Nausea, fainting, dehydration, heat strokes, and death are most of the outcomes to exposure of these fatal conditions. According to the associated press of the Las Vegas Sun, “Excessive heat is the No. 1 weather killer in the United States and it’s at its most dangerous when it doesn’t cool down at night.” Warnings are being sent out each day to the people of Las Vegas from radio stations to newspapers, authorities are constantly letting people know to stay out of these extreme weather conditions. Authorities say that the people who are at risk are the elderly and children. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “The elderly make up 36 percent of heat deaths in the past decade.” CDC has also said that and average of 37 children left in the car seats die from heat each year.”
The best way that people can stay safe is to keep yourself hydrated at all times, especially when outdoors. The city of Las Vegas emphasizes patrons to never leave children or pets in parked car, use sub block, wear light clothing, and drink lots of water. Many of the tips can bee seen on the City of Las Vegas Government webpage.