WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Mixed emotions are filling the air this week as Mother Nature dumps another heat wave on Central Indiana.
"It's not much fun compared to a few weeks ago when it was a little bit cooler outside," Lafayette resident Justin Sorber said.
But it's going to be anything but cool outside this week. Even though hours at area pools have been cut to 'weekends only' until Labor Day, experts said summer is far from being over.
"We had a week earlier on in the summer when we had temperatures in the 90s, we had heat indices up in the 100s and that's going to be the case over the next week or two,” News 18 Meteorologist Cameron Hopman said. “We're going to have temperatures at least getting up to about 90 degrees, if not higher everyday for the next week or week and a half."
And with temperatures soaring into triple digits, Registered Nurse, Scott Wood is reminding people to play it safe in order to avoid a trip to the emergency room.
“Heat exhaustion is when it gets a little bit more serious,” Wood explained. “That's when a person is sweating, their skin may feel very, very cool and the person may start to look a little pale and may start to feel dizzy."
But Wood said to avoid that, he recommends staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
"You need to drink more water than you typically do,” Wood said. “At least another 20 to 30 percent more than you typically do."
But residents said even though this heat wave came as a surprise, they'll take one day at a time and wait patiently for fall to arrive.
"It's going to be brutal,” Lafayette resident Candace Lindsey said. “It's going to be hot. I'm glad I work in the air conditioning."
"I started cleaning out my closet and bringing out all the good stuff,” Lafayette resident Clayton Miller said. “And now it's too warm to be wearing my jackets I brought out so I brought out my flip flops again."
Some more tips to stay safe:
-Stay in air conditioning places as long as possible
-Schedule outdoor activities carefully.
-Make sure to not leave your children or your pets in cars.
-Check on a friend or neighbor and have someone do the same for you.
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