NewsHealth / July 18, 2019

How To Stay Safe During Excessive Heat

How To Stay Safe During Excessive Heat

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Central Indiana is under an excessive heat watch through Sunday evening. The National Weather Service says while highs are in the mid to upper 90s daily, it could feel as hot as 110 degrees.

Indianapolis Department of Homeland Security Maj. Brian Mahone says while people may be used to hot temperatures, they should still take extra precautions.     

“Any kind of exertion you're doing or if you're dehydrated, that can lead to heat injuries, or heat illness,” Mahone says. “So just kind of pay attention to your body, what you're able to do.”

He says alcoholic and caffeinated drinks dehydrate people, so drink water. Also, pay extra attention to children and the elderly.

Click here for more tips on how to stay safe. 

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