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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of south Georgia.
According to the warning, temperatures could get into triple digits.
Hundreds of folks in our area make a living by working outside in the heat, but with these extreme temperatures some folks have to learn how to cope with the heat.
Pat Harris spends most of his time working outside in the heat. He sells produce in a parking lot, but says sometimes the heat is unbearable. "I was out in the open where the sun would hit me and the vegetables directly," said Harris.
With a heat advisory in effect for much of our area and temperatures up into the triple digits, paramedics say the key is staying hydrated in this blistering heat.
"Anyone who is working outside for a long period of time is more prone to heat exhaustion," said Phillip Jackson, Supervisor with Dougherty Co. EMS.
But ironically, paramedics say they do not see a lot of heat related emergencies from people who spend long hours working outside because most of them have learned how to stay cool in the heat.
Pat Harris drinks jugs of water, and built this trailer to help keep him cool. "It helps a lot, it shades me and it shades my vegetables," said Harris.
Paramedics say the biggest call volume comes from the elderly.
"The biggest thing is people are not drinking the right things, like Coke, teas and coffees. If you are going to spend a long period of time in the heat you are going to find yourself dehydrated pretty quick," said Jackson.
And make sure you are sweating because if you are not it can be a bad sign.
If you find yourself feeling tired,dizzy, weak you may be suffering from heat exhaustion. Paramedics say get yourself a drink of water and get in an air conditioned spot or under shade. If left untreated, it could turn into a heat stroke which is much more serious.
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