SOUTHERN OREGON, Ore-- Besides AC, there are other ways you can keep cool this weekend.
You can head to one of the many lakes Southern Oregon has to offer. Or head to the library to pick out your summer reading books.
If you do plan to stay outside remember to stay hydrated. Wear light weight, light coloring and loose fitting clothing. Do not leave your children or pets in cars. Also knows the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses.
According to the CDC here is the difference between heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
1) Cold, pale and clammy skin
2) Sweating a lot
3) Pulse will be fast but weak
4) The person might be tired or weak.
If this is happening to you or someone you know move to a cool place. Losen your cloths and take a cool bath or use a cool wet cloths. If symptoms last longer than 1 hour or if they get worse get medical help.
1) Skin will be hot, red, dry or damp
2) Pulse will be fast and strong
3) Person could be passing out or confused.
If someone is experiencing these symptoms call 911 right away. Having a heat stroke means that person's body temperate is 103 degrees or higher.
Here is a link to the CDC page: https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/warning.html