Summer Starts on Monday

By: Marcus Conroy Email
By: Marcus Conroy Email

Summer does not officially start until Monday, but the temperatures are hovering around the 90's across Kentucky.

People are having fun in the sun, but are also careful to avoid too much of it. Jade Clemons says Sunday was the most people she has seen at the pool this summer.

"It's really hot, it's been hot all day. It's in like the 90's," Clemons said.

People have different ways of trying to beat the heat.

Some go for a swim, others stay in the shade, and Nicole Bailey Cloud touches every slide and swing before she sits down.

"She likes the swing. I guess the swing gives her a breeze so she doesn't want to get out," Nicole's dad, Robby Cloud, said.

Cloud says Nicole loves being outdoors, but they will not stay at the park for long.

"When it gets 90 and above it gets hot, and she's starting to sweat already," Cloud said

On days like this, medical professionals say folks need to be extra careful because the chances of heat stroke or exhaustion are increased.

The nurses at Primary Care say if you experience shortness of breath, vomiting, and your skin is dry but not sweaty, you may have heatstroke. If you have these symptoms, you should head straight to the hospital.

"Just make sure you have plenty of water before you come out and while you're out. It's always nice to catch a break under the shade if it's that hot," Cloud said.

The summer heat can be cruel, but Cloud says this he will definitely prefer this to winter.

To avoid heat illness, Primary Care officials advise people to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water and less caffeine. They also say to try to avoid scheduling vigorous outdoor activities between noon and 4:00 pm.

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