More Heat on the Way

More Heat on the Way

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Amanda Butterfield reporting It's hot outside, and it looks like it's only getting hotter!

Triple digit temperatures are predicted for the next few days. Monday's 92 degrees seemed comfortable considering what we've got ahead of us. More 100 degree temperatures are popping up in our forecast.

With this strong of heat comes some pretty important reminders. First, if you don't have to go outside, don't.

Try to find activites to do inside, like movies or malls.

If you're going to be outside, be sure to protect yourself with sunscreen and keep yourself hydrated-- drink plenty of water or sports drinks.

Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are real dangers this time of year. In fact, 15-hundred people on average die every year in the U.S. due to excessive heat.

You'll know you're in trouble if your lips are parched and you perspire less. Being flush, then turning pale is another symptom.

Yesterday, a California woman died after she fell asleep outside. She was literally baked to death.

Three others had to be rushed to the hospital after being overcome with heat after sitting in a un-air conditioned car.

Deputy Chief Kevin Bowman, South Salt Lake Fire Department: "Even if you roll your windows down one or two or three inches, it still doesn't matter. There's still a lot of heat in there. The upholstery and everything absorbs a lot of heat."

A good reminder for those with kids and pets. Leaving them in a hot car for just a few minutes can be fatal. In fact, the average temperature inside a car can go up some 40 degrees within the first few minutes.

Deputy Chief Kevin Bowman: "It's just not a good thing to leave your kids unattended at all in your vehicles."

Temma Martin: "If it's hotter than 70 degrees outside, you can't leave a pet in a car."

Elderly Utahns are also at a high risk for problems during these extremely hot days. So if you have an older friend or relative check up on them.

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