The National Weather Service announced an excessive heat watch from Central North Carolina to the coast Friday through Sunday night.
Temperatures are expected to reach 105 degrees over the weekend and could hit a record high of 106 degrees at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, according to Elizabeth Gardner, WRAL meteorologist.
With high heats expected this weekend, Raleigh personal injury law firm Kelly & West offer dehydration prevention tips. According to the injury lawyers, the following tips can help people stay hydrated during the sweltering heat:
- Drink plenty of water, especially before, during and after exercise
- Try to drink every 15 to 20 minutes if you are participating in outdoor activities
- If you are active for more than an hour, use a sports drink such as Gatorade or G2 sports drinks to help replace electrolytes
- Make sure your children stay hydrated by giving them lots of fluids and popsicles (children between the ages 4 and 10 should drink 8 to 12 glasses of water per day)
- Avoid coffee and other drinks that contain caffeine
- Avoid alcoholic drinks because they can increase dehydration
- Don’t take salt tablets
- If you feel lightheaded, you should go inside
As the temperature continue to rise, be sure to keep yourself and your children hydrated. For more information contact Raleigh, NC personal injury lawyers of Kelly & West.