TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — As temperatures are on the rise for this weekend, there are many things that people in the Wabash Valley can do to stay safe.
This weekend is projected to see temperatures that haven’t been seen since last September. This means that people will have to take more precautions when planning to do outside activities.
“Some general things people can do to deal with the heat is to make sure they stay well hydrated. Water and sports drinks are great ways to stay hydrated,” said Joy Whitt, a Nurse Practitioner at Sycamore Pain and Wellness. “Avoiding alcohol and caffeine. Wearing sunscreen particularly on your face and shoulders because those are the most vulnerable places.”
Temperatures of this magnitude always call the extreme into question. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are always unfortunate possibilities when conditions get this extreme.
“Early signs of heat exhaustion include weakness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. At that time, you need to get yourself away from the sun and into a cool place. You may need to get some cold towels on you and start sipping some water,” she added.
If anyone suffers from these symptoms or ones more extreme, please contact the proper authorities immediately to ensure the safety of everyone.