Heat Advisory: Locals Try to Stay Cool

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It’s that time of year again, where the sweltering temperatures pose a challenge to enjoying outdoor activities.

Today, temperatures soared into the mid-90s, with high humid conditions. But this didn’t stop locals from enjoying the sunshine and blue skies.

Anne Skinner, a West Virginia native, now Florida resident, couldn’t ask for better weather as she pursued some late spring cleaning.

“You know, living in Florida, it’s really hot, really humid, not to say it’s not hot and humid here but it’s no comparison and this is fun. It’s good to get out and sweat some.”

A heat advisory is in effect until tonight, as temperatures cool through the night. Our viewing area hasn’t seen the last of these conditions, however.

The Kanawha-Charleston Health Department wants to remind residents to be smart and know your limits when out and about during a hot day, like today.

KCHD Public Information Officer, John Law said, “Don’t try to be Wonder Woman or Superman. So just be sensible, look outside, see the sunshine, enjoy the warmth, look at the pretty flowers, but don’t do anything that might cause you to get sick and not be able to enjoy it.”

The key to surviving through a heat wave is hydration. Drink plenty of water, even if you’re not thirsty. Stay in air-conditioned facilities when you can, and if outside exerting yourself, take frequent breaks and stay in the shade.

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