How to Stay Cool as Temperatures Rise

Temperatures are hitting the mid-to-upper 90s this week, with heat advisories in effect for the D.C. area seemingly every day.

The key to surviving the heat? Stay inside.

Infants, the elderly and people who work outside are at greatest risk for suffering from heat exhaustion.

Symptoms of heat exhaustion include confusion, dizziness, fatigue, headache and nausea. If you believe that you are suffering from heat exhaustion, go somewhere cool and slowly drink water.

Other tips to cool off include:

*Wearing loose fitting clothing
*Covering as many parts of the body as possible
*Staying inside or in the shade
*Keeping hydrated

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Find cooling centers, spray parks and more information about heat emergencies here.

Follow the forecast on CBS DC’s weather page.

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