Keep weather eye on neighbours

Keep weather eye on neighbours

Keep weather eye on neighbours

First published in Somerset

SOMERSET County Council is asking neighbours, friends and relatives to keep an eye out for anyone who may be struggling to cope in the sustained heat.

Cabinet member for health and wellbeing Cllr Christine Lawrence said: “Intense heat can be as perilous to health as the cold, with the effects of dehydration or heatstroke being severe.

“People with heart or respiratory problems are particularly at risk.

Medical help should be sought for prolonged symptoms such as dizziness, breathlessness, confusion and cramps.”

If you are concerned about someone’s health call the NHS 111 service.

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1:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

rolo130267 says...

I thought that my neighbour, who was sunbathing topless, might have been struggling in the heat so I kept my eye on her for a couple of hours.
I thought that my neighbour, who was sunbathing topless, might have been struggling in the heat so I kept my eye on her for a couple of hours. rolo130267
  • Score: 3

3:26pm Mon 4 Aug 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

She may have a heart problem and require chest massage.
She may have a heart problem and require chest massage. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: 2

8:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

KevinTurvey says...

It's the peeping toms who need the ice-pack I won't suggest where
It's the peeping toms who need the ice-pack I won't suggest where KevinTurvey
  • Score: 2

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