(WTNH) -- The Red Cross is already gearing up for what could some be dangerously hot weather later this week.
News 8 has got your back with some tips on how you can get prepared.
The Red Cross says anyone can be "at risk" when the temperature goes above 90.
Those over the age of 50 are most the vulnerable.
Signs of heat-related illnesses include: nausea, dizziness, flushed or pale skin, heavy sweating and headaches.
The Red Cross also has some alarming figures about fatalities caused by excessive heat.
The following are some tips for keeping cool:
- Dress for the heat with light-weight, light-colored clothes.
- Drink plenty of water, even if you're not thirsty, and avoid alcohol and caffeine.
- Eat smaller meals more often.
- Take is easy, avoid strenuous activity, if you must do it early in the morning.
- Stay indoors in air-conditioning if possible.
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