Heat Hits Charlottesville

By: Cheryn Stone Email
By: Cheryn Stone Email

June 8, 2007

Heat and humidity can create a situation where heat illnesses are possible.

People packed Washington Park pool in Charlottesville to beat the heat.

The summer sun can be bad news for the Charlottesville Albemarle Rescue Squad.

Volunteer Becky Anderson says now that the temperatures are going up, they expect to see a lot of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Anderson says heat exhaustion starts simple; you feel your pulse elevate and you may breathe faster than normal. You may also sweat and feel hot. If you ignore the signs, heat exhaustion may progress to heat stroke.

Anderson says it's important to stay hydrated, and if you feel hot, you should get to a cool place and cool down.

The squad tells us the most dangerous part of the day is between 11 in the morning and four in the afternoon.

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