Heat Warnings as Temperatures Begin to Heat Up
Temperatures are expected to remain around the same for the rest of the week and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has several important tips for those who plan on spending time outdoors.
Nearly 400 people nationwide die each year from exposure to excessive heat or from health conditions worsened by exposure to excessive heat. Remember that the “Heat Index” for our area is more important than the actual temperature.
You are encouraged to wear light or lightly colored clothing to help prevent overheating. Avoid tough work or exercising outside in the heat. If you have to work outside, take frequent breaks. Drink plenty of water, even when you aren’t thirsty.