Safety tips during heat advisory

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jun 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-16 21:55:19-04

Local Public Health Departments have released a heat advisory for the area during this weekend's heat wave.

This calls for extra precaution when in the heat. They recommend staying cool, hydrated, and informed.

They recommend staying in air conditioning as much as possible during the hottest parts of the day, which they said is the afternoon.

"Watch out for your neighbors, the really young, elderly, people that are drinking too much. Those are the people that really need to have someone looking out for them," said Dr. Cory Vogel, the Emergency Medicine Physician at BayCare Clinic.

Dr. Vogel added that symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, feeling light headed, muscle cramps, and sweating. These are all signs you need to cool off. He said if you don't cool off, it could lead to a heat stroke.

He also said people should double their water intake and drink electrolyte sports drinks to ensure they are staying hydrated.

The Public Health Departments reminded people to not leave people or pets in a parked car, even for a short period of time.