Heat tips for hot days ahead

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Temperatures climbed into the 90's On Tuesday, and many people are trying to find ways to beat the heat.

"We're opening presents and had a birthday cake, and we are just trying to keep out of the heat because it's really hot out here," said Mary Heather Fugate.

Only a few people braved the heat Tuesday afternoon including one kid playing on the playground.

And for those that cannot avoid the heat, it's important to keep an eye on kids and yourself.

"It's important to take frequent breaks and cool down when you feel your self getting hot or headaches you need to go in and drink something," said Dr. Anthony Yonts with Quantum Healthcare.

He also says you should not leave your child unattended in a hot car.

"The heat builds up in cars very quickly. Anyone that opens up a vehicle this time of year knows. It can get up to 130 140 degrees quickly. It's just more than kids or anyone can stand," said Yonts.

He says the most common heat related illness he sees in the area is heat exhaustion.

Yonts says the best time to be outside is in the morning or at night, and if you are outside you should drink plenty of fluids and take breaks from the heat frequently.


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