An early June heat wave has folks across South Texas searching for ways to stay cool. In Alice, temperatures reached 100 degrees, but the heat index made it feel more like 114 degrees.
For those of you working outdoors, the hot sun can be your worst enemy. The stifling heat is serving up big business at Silva Snow Cone where we found plenty of folks stopping by. Alice's South side pool provided a way for kids to keep cool as parents watched from the shade.
The heat gave life guards a break. They say the pool is usually filled to the max, but not today, as more people stayed indoors. As temperatures heat up, the staff at Christus Spohn Alice are preparing for an increase of emergency room visits this summer.
RN Brenda Hernandez said, "we usually see construction workers who maybe want to work through the lunch hour. They need to drink water. We'll also see elderly residents who don't have air condition. They don't realize they need the extra fluid."
Some of the warning signs of heat exhaustion include Sweating, weakness, nausea, headache, and muscle cramps.