Jun 25, 2015 8:51 PM
Triple digit temperatures have people all over the North State aiming to beat the heat.
Whether it's a cooling station or a dip in the Sacramento River, residents are getting creative with their ways of cooling down.
Fluids, sunscreen and shade top the list of ways to avoid dehydration or heat exhaustion... but doctors also say there's safety in numbers when it comes to being outdoors.
Dr. Michael Fraters of Enloe Medical center says good preparation is key.
Should you feel any symptoms of heat exhaustion or dehydration be sure to treat them immediately as they could turn into heat stroke.
The Tehama County Sheriff's Office offers these tips on beating the heat:
· Drink plenty of water - Drink water throughout the day, even when you are not thirsty, and avoid caffeine and alcohol.
· Stay cool indoors - Complete outdoor activities in the morning or evening, and go indoors to air conditioned buildings during the heat of the day.
Pace yourself and wear appropriate clothes and sunscreen when outdoor activities are a must.
Check on your neighbors and family - The heat is very hard on the elderly and those with medical conditions. Be sure to check on your loved ones and neighbors to ensure they have access to a place to cool down and are coping with the extreme heat.
Don't forget your pets - The high heat is hard on your pets. Ensure they have access to shade and plenty of water. Bring them indoors to cool down and give them a break from the harsh heat. Never leave your pets in a car when it is hot.
NEVER leave children in a car when it is hot. It can take as few as 10 minutes for the temperature to rise to levels that can kill
Cooling stations have been set up in Corning. Below are the locations as well as times:
Corning Senior Center: located at the corner of Fourth Avenue / South St. in Corning from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday during this "HOT" spell.
The Corning Library located at the corner of Yolo and Third St. The Library is open Monday through Friday during these hours:
· Monday from 2-6 p.m.,
· Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
· Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.
· Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and
· Friday from 2-6 p.m.