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Tips for Beating the Heat
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on July 15, 2013 @ 5:19PM
Created on July 13, 2013 @ 5:42PM

Temperatures are expected to flirt with the 90 degree mark for most of the week. That means people will definitely be finding ways to beat the heat and stay cool.

"It's nice. I'm just glad it's not raining," said Anna, who loves going to the pool.

"It's so nice out. I almost forgot what the sun looked like," said Amanda Koch, Clarksburg resident.
"It's nice enough outside for me to get a tan," said Rosemary Tipi, Fairmont resident.

Most people around Harrison County agree on one thing: It's hot!

Temperatures are expected to be around the 90 degree mark for most of the week. While most of you will be hitting the pools to stay cool, some of you had your own ways of staying safe while enjoying the sun.

"I just stay inside. I don't go outside," said Tipi.

"Just stay inside. If it's hot out, and you can't be near water," said Koch.
"I usually place with the water hose," said Anna.
"I play with water balloons," said Darian," pool goer.

Back in 2011,  heat exhaustion and heat stroke accounted for more than 200 deaths nationwide.

Since the dreaded dog days of summer are quickly approaching, here are few tips to make sure you stay safe during a hot summer day:

- Try to wear light colored/loose clothing. Dark clothes absorb most of the heat, which can cause you to overheat.
- Try to get inside a building that has air conditioning
- Limit the time you spend outside.
- If you start feeling dizzy or lightheaded, contact your doctor.

If going to the pools isn't something you prefer to do, officials say the best way to beat the heat is to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

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