FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Tuesday will be another scorcher and with many swimming pools closed this year, it’ll be tough to handle.
On average, we don’t see our first 90-degree day until June 15. Tuesday will likely be our fourth.
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With temperatures in the 90s with feels like temps higher than that, it’s important to pay attention to how you’re feeling if you’re spending extended time outside.
Some of the first signs of heat exhaustion include:
- Excessive thirst and sweating
To stay cool, at the very minimum, drink cool beverages, especially water.
Local resident Shyanne Wade and her family has been doing that a lot while spending as much time as they can outside.
Wade explained, "We’ve been going to the gas station and getting a lot of iced beverages. We’ve been using spray bottles and water balloons to stay cool. Suffices for now until the water comes back on."
A similar approach has been used by Nyein Thar and other protesters in downtown Fort Wayne over the past several days as they dealt with the heat.
"Apply some water to your hand and then start rubbing your back. Your back is really important because once that starts heating up, man it gets really hot, but after that, just keep drinking water," Thar said.
You want to limit time in the heat if possible, find shade when you can and go inside if you need to.
Especially if you’re wearing a mask in public.
It’s still important to follow public health officials’ recommendation to wear a mask out in public. However, masks can limit you from breathing out hot air, which helps cool your body down.
So, it’s especially important to pay attention to your body and if you feel like you’re overheating, take a break from being out in the extreme heat, and take your mask off.
It can be hard to balance staying safe from extreme heat and staying safe from other things like COVID-19.
This summer, you’re urged to use extra caution, pay attention to your body, and don’t push yourself too hard when it becomes extremely hot outside.