SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) – Triple-digit weather will continue through the weekend and officials are hoping people will stay indoors near an air conditioning unit instead of venturing outside.
While diving in the American River, friends Tyler Kiser and Nick Campos do their utmost to escape the triple digits.
“It’s a lot better than being in the heat,” Kiser said.
“I prefer water,” Campos said. “It was like an oven, it was very hot.”
With the scorching heat over the weekend, officials are hoping people are ready. Sacramento Metro Fire Battalion Chief Chris Vestal said that while it sounds simple, it’s important to stay hydrated.
“If you’re going to be doing a foreign activity, even if it’s indoors where you do your workout or anything that might be superfluous, you need to replace that fluid,” Vestal said. “If you don’t need to be out of this heat, try not to.”
While heat can affect people in different ways, health and safety officials say to keep an eye out for others, especially children.
“Children can warm up three to five times faster than adults, which means they’re more prone to thermal reactions,” said Dr. Kylie Abeson of UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Dr Abeson says to watch out for illnesses like heat exhaustion.
“This is where people start to experience similar cramps, but by this time they can have a fever of up to 102 ° Fahrenheit,” Dr Abeson said. “They may start to feel dizzy, faint, faint, nausea, vomiting. These are signs that the heat is too much for your body.
And if someone you know has heat stroke, call 911 and try to calm the person down.
Since some areas could lose electricity, authorities recommend using curtains to block out the sun to keep your home cool and take cool showers, but it all comes down to one thing.
“Absolutely be hydrated, water is going to be your best friend,” Dr. Abeson said.
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