Had enough of the rain and cool temperatures? Summer is finally here, and making up for the lack of warm temperatures. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Friday.
Temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-90s with the heat index between 100 and 110 degrees, according to the NWS.
Lt. Jim Mayer of the is not only a firefighter, but a paramedic. He says that the most vaulnerable people to heat are the very young and the elderly.
"The very ederly, sometimes they're not very mobile, so it's hard for them to get windows open or get air conditioning on," Mayer said. "So help out if you've got elderly neighbors or family members. Check on them to make sure that they at least have a fan and open the windows to move the air around a bit."
Heat exhaustion is one of the more common problems with the high temperatures coming Friday.
Signs of heat exhaustion:
But there's some easy ways to avoid heat exhaustion. Mayer said the best way is to increase fluid intake by drinking plenty of water. However, if heat exhaustion is not caught, it can progress into heat stroke, which is even more dangerous.
"That's where the body loses so much fluid that it loses the abily to sweat to cool down the body," Mayer said. "They will have very hot and dry skin, very rapid heart beat and severe dehydration."
So to avoid these heat-related health emergencies, one of the places you can go to cool down is the Fox Point pool, 7100 N. Santa Monica Blvd. You must be a Fox Point resident, or visiting with a resident to use the pool though. A valid driver's license is required to prove residency. A day pass at the pool is $7.50 for adults, and $5.50 for children. Children ages two and under are free. The hours are:
- Monday through Thursday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Friday - 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Sunday - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A few other places within short driving distance to cool off are the , Bayshore Mall has a fountain for kids to play in, and there's also beach access at the