Sweating Through Day Two of Local Heat Advisory

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Austin Stanley doesn't have to say a word. Just one look at him and you can tell he thinks the weather's brutal.

"When it rains, it pours," Stanley says, "and now I'm just pouring sweat."

Tuesday was the second day that thousands in the Tri-State have been battling the heat. In fact, it's so bad the National Weather Service has issued a local heat advisory.

Marty Johnson is an EMT with Boyd County Emergency Services.
This oppressive heat is something he takes seriously.

"It's especially hard on the young and elderly," Johnson says. "They can start to feel sick rather quickly."

The Centers For Disease Control says heat can be deadly. And it's important to pay attention to warning signs such as these:

  • Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs. Several factors affect the body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is high, sweat will not evaporate as quickly, preventing the body from releasing heat quickly.

  • Other conditions that can limit the ability to regulate temperature include old age, youth (ages newborn to 4 years), obesity, fever, dehydration, heart disease, mental illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug use and alcohol use.

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