Several parts of Hampton Roads are under a heat advisory with temperatures in the upper 90s with a couple of 100s possible. The heat index will be between 105 and 111 degrees during peak heating. You need to stay safe!
The National Weather Service advises that you
- Reschedule strenuous activity to early morning or evening
- Stay indoors if possible
- Wear light and loose fitting closing
- Drink plenty of water
- Stay in the shade if you must be outside
- Wear sunscreen, and reapply it often
- Allow yourself time to duck into a “cooling station” and cool off (most cities offer museum lobbies, public libraries, city offices and community centers to cool off if needed. Here’s a list of cooling facilties in Newport News)
- Check on older relatives and neighbors
Signs of heat exhaustion or stroke, according to the Mayo Clinic include:
- High body temperature (104 degrees or higher)
- Altered mental state or behavior
- Alteration in sweating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Flushed skin
- Rapid breathing
- Racing heart rate
If you or someone you know is suffering from these symptoms, call 911 immediately and move them to a cool place.
Keep an eye on the WAVY Weather Center for the current conditions and forecasts!