Before the summer ends, the Atlanta metro area will see days where the temperature will be in the 100-degree range. Extreme heat is a real threat and knowing the signs of heat-related illness and what to do can be critical for your safety. The CDC offers these three components to staying safe in hot weather:
- Keep your body temperature cool to avoid heat-related illness.
- Your body loses fluids through sweat. You need to be aware that you can become dehydrated during times of extreme heat and take precautions.
- Stay updated on local weather through weather apps, websites or news stations so you can plan activities safely around extreme heat conditions.
Urgent Care at Peachtree's own, Dr. Clinton Carter recently appeared on Channel 46 News to explain the dangers of heat exhaustion and how to prevent it. You can watch the report