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Heat wave here to stay--but how to handle it?

Temperatures climbed into the 90s on Tuesday, and forecasts indicate this summer will be one of the hottest on record, leaving many people trying to find ways to beat the heat.

Only a few people braved the heat yesterday and for those that cannot avoid it, it's important to keep an eye on  yourself. The most common heat related illness is heat exhaustion.

Experts say the best time to be outside is in the morning or at night, and if you are outside you should drink plenty of fluids and take breaks from the heat frequently. Stay indoors if you can, and if you can't, remember to wear sunscreen. If you feel any kind of nausea, dizziness, or other unusual symptoms, get inside immediately and seek medical help.

Remember also the dangers heat can pose to young children, the elderly, and outdoor pets. Check up on them regularly.

Filed under: Kentucky | Weather | Around the region | Public service


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