When the heat index is as high as it will be to start this week, you could suffer from severe muscle cramping, heat sickness and/or heat stroke. Some common symptoms of heat sickness are: dizziness, fainting and excessive sweating. Some common symptoms of the much dreaded heat stroke, however, are: confusion, unconsciousness and not sweating.
The heat warnings should be taken seriously as one local person has already died from the extreme heat that northeast Ohio has been subjected to in the past couple of weeks.
Here are the three stages of heat sickness: