Keeping Yourself Cool in Extreme Summer Heat

It was hot outside Friday, and it is only expected to get hotter this weekend -- we're expecting temperatures to reach 100 degrees.

These high temperatures are extremely dangerous for the elderly and for children. So what can you do if you need to stay cool and have no air conditioning?

Kiii News Reporter Anayeli Ruiz went Live with some tips to stay cool this weekend.

The last time we were this hot was back on Oct. 17. On Friday, we hit a heat index of 111 degrees, and tomorrow, the heat index is expected to hit 114 degrees.

Here are some tips to follow that the Health Department has offered.

- Stay out of direct sunlight.

- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Sweet drinks and alcoholic beverages only dehydrate you.

- Use a damp cloth or a cold shower to cool off.

Another problem when the heat gets this stifling is that many families and elderly folks in our area do not have AC units inside their home. If you don't have a fan, the Salvation Army still has some to give away. You can also go to a public library to stay cool during the hottest part of the day.

The biggest tip for everyone is to be careful, and do not leave your kids or your pets in the car during these hot summer days.

To find out about bus schedules so that you can get to the public library or other shelters to keep cool, you can all the Regional Transportation Authority at 361-289-2600. To inquire about fans from the Salvation Army, you can call 361-884-9497 ext. 2.



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