When summer temperatures approach the 100 degree mark and heat indexes are 105 or higher, it is important to take some extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
Here are some guidelines to follow when it is hot:
Never leave children or pets in parked vehicles.
Wear light colored clothing, drink plenty of fluids but stay away from alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, and stay out of the sun.
Spend time somewhere cool such as the shady end of the pool or air-conditioned stores.
In the event of heat stroke and heat exhaustion, give the victim fluids and put him or her in a cool area and monitor them. With heat stroke, medical attention is needed right away.