Scorching hot summer weather may feel good for a short time, but can lead to heat-related illness or even death if you don't know the warning signs.
"We put on them sweat clothes, and keep them [kids] in the pool and keep them under the shade," Torand Howard, a local father said.
But being in the South Georgia sun too long can be dangerous.
"If you're starting to have some symptoms of heat related issues you need to get inside and cool down," Dr. Peter Donnan of Phoebe Hospital said.
These symptoms include:
If someone has symptoms, Donnan recommends getting the person to a cooler place if you cannot get them inside.
"If they can't get them inside to a cooler place, just using a garden hose and starting to cool them off can help dissipate some heat," explained Donnan.
To avoid heat illness remember to do the following:
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