County Judge's Newsletter

I am writing this letter to you on August 15th.  So far this summer, it has been hot and humid with an abundance of rainfall.  Some areas in Van Buren County are 10 to 15 inches of rainfall above the normal for this year.

            This has allowed the farmer to have an abundance of grass and hay for their animals.  Plus it kept the yard and road banks green through the summer.  I thank God for that and this is sure better than the summer of 2012.

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The Symptoms of Heat Disorders and Summer Weather Safety

Sunbun - Skin redness and pain, possible swelling, blisters, fever, headaches.
(First Aid): Take a soapy shower, if blisters occur apply dry sterile dressings and seek medical attention.

Heat Cramps - Painful spasms usually in leg and abdominal muscles. Heavy sweating.
(First Aid): Firm pressure on cramping muscles or gentle massage to relieve spasm. Give sips of water. If nausea occurs, discontinue.

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