As temperatures reach triple digits, it's even more important to stay cool to prevent heatstroke.
It's a scorcher out there!
The National Weather Service issued an "excessive heat warning" for New York and all of northeast New Jersey starting at noon Thursday, and much of the rest of the country is suffering from sweltering temperatures, as well, including North Carolina, Massachusetts and Virginia. Parts of the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and Northeast expect to see triple-digit heat on Friday.
The heat is particularly dangerous for the very young and very old. Here are some tips on staying cool and preventing heatstroke, which can be brought on by high environmental temperatures, strenuous physical activity or by other conditions:
- It may sound like common sense, but during conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.
- Drink cool,