Health, Safety Key as Temperatures Soar

People around the Capital Region were looking for ways to stay cool on Friday.

Many communities make sure residents know there are designated cooling stations to keep people comfortable.

Lots of families in Albany were splashing around at the Lincoln Park pool, enjoying the opportunity to take a dip and cool off.

While first responders say they’re seeing a rise in heat related calls that have been ending with trips to the hospital for some, others can’t avoid the warm temps, earning their living in the heat.

Experts say it’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of dehydration in adults as well as children, which can vary from person to person. They include headaches, fever, dry mouth, being thirsty, tired and cranky.

The key is being to avoid dehydration – which is what happens when we lose more bodily fluids than we’re taking in – and understanding what heat exhaustion is compared to heat stroke.