The first Level Three Heat Outlook of the season has been issued by the Metropolitan Health District, as the sustained heat index is expected to remain between 90 and 108 degrees for two straight days, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
“Particularly with the weekend coming up and families spending time outdoors, it is imperative that people drink plenty of water to prevent complications from the heat,” says Mario Martinez, assistant director, Metro Health.
Metro Health says the heat situation will not be dangerous if you take precautions like making sure you drink a lot of water during sustained outdoor activities.
Officials also urge people to pay special attention to the elderly, children, and people who have heat sensitive conditions.
And you should never leave children or pets alone in hot cars, even for ‘just a second’ or ‘to run into the store’ or ‘if you leave the window cracked.’ Emergency officials have the authority to smash your car window if necessary to rescue a child or a pet from a hot car.