With the incredible heat and humidity that we are having in our area, here's some information to help get thru these super hot days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heat causes about 400 deaths each year in the U.S. Among those most at risk from heat-related illnesses are the elderly, people with chronic illnesses, homebound people and children under 5. Don't let this fool you, this month, a gentleman passed away from heat related illness at the age of 55 in Riverwalk in Rock Hill, SC. The State saw 11 heat-related deaths in 2015, according to DHEC. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? -The signs of heat cramps are painful spasms, often in the legs or abdomen -With heat exhaustion, the skin might feel cool and clammy or moist and might be pale or appear flushed. You also might get a headache, nausea or fell weak and dizzy. --The signs of heatstroke are red, hot, dry skin and confusion or loss of consciousness; rapid, weak pulse; rapid , shallow breathing. The heat stroke victim has lost the ability to sweat, which is why the skin will be hot and dry. WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? -The very first thing is to get out of the heat, even if it is just going to a shady spot. Apply cool, wet towels and drink cool water.