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Hot weather? Know the symptoms and cures for these 3 heat illnesses


Last updated 9/24/2017 at Noon

Courtesy of the San Diego Regional Fire Foundation

This summer, San Diego temperatures topped 100 degrees in the valleys and 124 in the desert. 124 is the highest temperature reading ever recorded in San Diego County, and according to the National Weather Service it is just 10 degrees shy of the hottest temperature ever recorded on the planet (Death Valley, 1913, 134 degrees).

During periods of intense heat, there are three increasing stages of illness to watch for: heat cramps, which is the mildest, heat exhaustion and heat stroke which is the most severe stage and can be deadly.

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