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Extreme Heat Warning Continues to Apply Wednesday in North Carolina

Extreme Heat Warning Continues to Apply Wednesday in North Carolina
Extreme Heat Warning Continues to Apply Wednesday in North Carolina

The heat index could reach 110 degrees. The inhabitants of Monroe, Charlotte, Concord, among other cities, must take greater precautions. We tell you how you can prevent accidents related to extreme heat.

The warning by extreme heat continues effective Wednesday in North Carolina. According to the Emergency Center, temperatures will be between 105 and 110 degrees.

@NCEmergency shared on the Twitter account that the heat warning will affect the cities of Chester, Rock Hill, Monroe, Charlotte, Concord, Salisbury, Statesville, among others.

“If you are working outside, take appropriate measures to stay healthy and reduce the risk of heat-related illness,” authorities insisted.

Ten tips to stay cool during the heatwave

  • Never leave pets or children alone in a closed vehicle.
  • Make an effort to decrease the amount of time in the sun.
  • Avoid playing or participating in outdoor activities.
  • Eat balanced meals.
  • Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water even if you are not thirsty.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks.
  • Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages.
  • Wear light, light-colored clothing that protects your skin. Avoid wearing dark-colored clothing because they easily absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Protect your face and head with caps and hats.
  • Avoid exercising during the hottest time of the day.
  • Take turns with someone else if you work outdoors, and take breaks more often.
  • Keep an eye on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning.
  • Avoid abrupt temperature changes.
  • Constantly observe your animals make sure they are not suffering from the heat.
  • Go to a shelter if your home loses electricity during a period of extreme heat.

On its web portal, the Emergency Center offers recommendations for providing first aid for illnesses caused by extreme heat. See here for more information.

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