Tips on how to beat the heat ahead of potential heat wave
A potential heat wave may hit the Hudson Valley before it's even summer, so News 12's Scott McGee is offering tips from the CDC to safely navigate through the dangerous temperatures.
The CDC recommends:
Wearing breathable, lightweight, light-colored clothing
Limiting exposure to the heat and sun
Never leaving children or pets in parked cars
Checking on the elderly
Avoiding hot and heavy meals.
Drinking plenty of water.
Avoiding alcoholic beverages that can be dehydrating.
Fairview Fire Chief Eryk Simmons also offered important information about what signs people should be looking out for when the weather is hot.
"If you recognize in someone else that they are starting to have muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea -- these things are leaning towards a heat emergency and the most important thing is to be able to recognize if there is a mental capacity being diminished. Altered mental status can mean that they are really headed towards an emergency," says Simmons.