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Dehydration After a Storm
9/13/2017
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Dehydration After a Storm


CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 13, 2017) – Charlotte County EMS is experiencing a high number of calls for dehydration. In most cases, the person is in a poorly ventilated shuttered home.

In the aftermath of a hurricane or major storm event, when there is a loss of power for an extended length of time, it is important to be aware of your personal physical condition to avoid becoming a victim of dehydration. Symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, dizziness, lack of sweating, dry skin, low blood pressure, rapid heartbeat, and fatigue.

Increase ventilation when conditions permit and drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic fluids, even if you don't feel thirsty.

Media and public can follow Charlotte County Emergency Management important emergency information at www.charlottecountyfl.gov, www.facebook.com/oemcharlottecounty, and www.twitter.com/ccoem.

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