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Hot Weather Precautions Given As Temp To Top 90

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The hottest day of the year is likely Friday and officials are hoping folks slow down and keep as cool as you can.

Heat indexes could reach into the 100's Friday in parts of Wisconsin, a combination of heat and humidity in the air.

Dawn Robinson of Oneida County Emergency Management says before you head out, take note of what you will be facing outdoors...

"..If you don't have to be outside during the hottest part of the day, do not. Definitely don't take your pets and children and anyone with any kind of health concerns. Try and stay at home in a nice, cool, place...."

Robinson says if you have to be outside, make sure to drink lots of water. She says avoid alcohol and hot, heavy meals. She says if you're on medications, check with your medical providers or pharmacist to see if the heat will alter the effects of the medications.

She says animals need to be watched, too...

"..They should have shade offered to them. They should have fresh water. If possible, bring your pets indoors. Always check your pets as head can affect them..."

Make sure livestock have enough shade and water. She says don’t leave people, especially children, and pets in cars. Temperatures inside a parked, closed car can climb 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. Officials say watch for signs of heat-related illness – If you start feeling dizzy, nauseous, weak, and are sweating excessively, you may be suffering from heat exhaustion. Get to a cool place and drink water.

She says also check on elderly or disabled neighbors.

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