Dangerously hot: Workers, vacationers try to keep cool
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:21:05 GMT —
Sunday's temperatures were dangerously hot across the Grand Strand. The heat indices were in the triple digits for most of South Carolina, but that didn't stop people from enjoying their vacations and hitting the beach.
"I came to enjoy myself and I am enjoying myself. I don't care," said Debbie Frierson.
People that had to be outside found shade under their umbrellas and kept themselves hydrated.
Lisa Capper, from Ohio, says the temperatures didn't bother her too much. She and her family stocked up with ice cold water before they hit the beach.
"No it's not getting to me because after I get a little hot I just go out in the water for a little bit. Then when I come back I just drink some cold water," said Capper.
Some people are forced to be outside in temperatures like Sunday's.
John Stevens is a parking attendant in Myrtle Beach and has to stand outside for hours at a time.
"We don't want one guy getting too hot. He may pass out. I mean it's really hot out so we try to rotate, get a water break, stay under the umbrella and stay out of the sun," said Stevens.
Stevens says he enjoys his job out in the heat, but when the temperatures rise, so do people's nerves.
"Some people they get a little hot, they tend to get a little aggravated," he said.
Temperature is measured in the shade, so keep that in mind when they reach close to triple digits.
Some signs of heat exhaustion are dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches and muscle aches.
If you aren't drinking enough water, make sure you keep your head and neck cool because that is where most of the heat escapes from.