Higher temps means higher risks - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Higher temps means higher risks

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - The temperature reached triple digits Wednesday in Albany and many other cities across south Georgia. The early season heat wave can be dangerous. Emergency personnel say you need to take precautions when you're outside.

Children and adults need to stay hydrated and go inside to cool down at least once an hour. Officials say you need to pay attention to possible signs of heat exhaustion or dehydration. "You may start having some blurred vision, some dizziness, light headedness. You may have limited motor functions in your arms, legs, extremities and things of that nature," said Paramedic Field Training Officer Tony Maples.

You need to keep an especially close eye on young children and the elderly. They run the biggest risk for heat-related ailments.

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