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Hot Weather Precautions

Those out working on lawns, roofs and roads, or out playing in the sun are having to take extra precautions this week due to the stifling heat.

Doctors advise drinking plenty of fluids such as water and sports drinks if you are outside for extended periods of time in the heat of the day.

Workers have been taking breaks more frequently and are trying to work in the cooler parts of the day.

One group of golfers we spoke to teed off in the heat of the day.

They enjoy the hot weather, but do take the necessary precautions.

«In this heat it’s really draining on you. You can end up not realizing how quickly your fluids are depleted and so you need to just keep drinking as much as possible,» said Mimi Tilley, an avid golfer.

Some of the symptoms of heat stroke are cool, pale skin, feeling faint or dizzy, headaches, weakness, nausea, and even thirst.

If you can’t get inside, doctor’s advise that you get some rest in a cool, shaded area, loosen your clothing, and even get a damp towel and get that fluid on to your skin to cool you down as soon as possible.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a severe case of heat-related illness, call 911 as soon as possible.

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