Temperatures climbed into the mid 90s today in the Washington DC area.
Here is some advice from the Texas Department of Public Safety on what to do to take care of yourself in this hot weather.
The advice as recorded in the article "Health warning: Keep water handy amid extreme Texas heat " by Savannah Brock is quoted below
"DPS offers the following tips for staying safe and managing the heat:
Check on the elderly, sick or very young, especially if they don’t have air conditioning.
Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine and alcohol during prolonged outdoor exposure. Start consuming water before you head outdoors; you may not realize you’re dehydrated until it’s too late. · Pay attention to your body. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can develop quickly. If you start feeling ill, immediately find a shaded or cooler area and slowly drink fluids. Seek medical attention if necessary.
Stay indoors as much as possible, and limit exposure to the sun. Consider indoor activities this summer at places like shopping malls, the library or other community facilities.
Light-colored, loose-fitting clothing and a hat are recommended during outdoor exposure.
If possible, avoid strenuous outdoor activity during the hottest part of the day. "
Let us keep this in mind as we go about our daily lives in this current environment we find ourselves in.