clear
Tuesday July 7th, 2015 9:16AM

Temperatures to climb over weekend

By Derreck Booth Anchor/reporter
GAINESVILLE - With hot temperatures expected over the holiday weekend, Hall County emergency officials say you should follow some simple rules when it comes to the heat.

"Take a rest in the shade if you have to be outside, and first and foremost, drink plenty of water," Hall County Fire Marshall Scott Cagle said.

He said there are three levels of heat related issues. They start with heat cramps and progress to heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Cagle said you often see those cramps in athletes that are low on fluids.

He said heat exhaustion is a little more serious. Symptoms include being pale, heavy sweating, headache, nausea and dizziness. Cagle said those symptoms warrant a call to 911 as well plenty of water and a cool place.

The most serious, according to Cagle, is heat stroke, where the body loses its ability to regulate heat. Those symptoms include the loss of sweat and red skin. He said victims can even pass out.

The water and rest can head off those issues from the start, according to Cagle. If you're thinking of a soda or a beer, Cagle said that's not a good idea.

"Sugary drinks or alcoholic beverages do not work. They're not going to re-hydrate you like water is," Cagle said.

The Accuweather Forecast called for a high Saturday around 93.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Clarks Bridge Rd. shutdown, one residence evacuated with gas leak
gas leak has shutdown Clarks Bridge Road near its intersection with Edgwater Drive, according to authorities.
9:08AM ( 8 minutes ago )
Hall Co. Commission to consider sign moratorium
It's a decision that didn't get nearly as much attention as Obamacare and same-sex marriage, but it's a Supreme Court decision that's having an impact on local governments, including Hall County.
7:00AM ( 2 hours ago )
Gwinnett man sentenced in shooting death of 23-month-old grandson
Gwinnett County prosecutors say a man has been sentenced in the shooting death of his 23-month-old grandson.
By Associated Press
5:31AM ( 3 hours ago )
Clarkesville selects design/build team for fire-damaged downtown
The Clarkesville City Council has decided who will perform design work and redevelop the fire-damaged east side of the Square.
9:44PM ( 11 hours ago )
Hall Co. Schools prepare for ESPLOST V
The Hall County School Board prepared for the upcoming ESPLOST referendum vote at their work session Monday afternoon.
7:00PM ( 14 hours ago )