With the temperatures in Parry Sound-Muskoka reaching 30 degrees and a very high index, you may want to make sure you don't suffer from this scorching heat. Public Heath Nurse with the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Janice Ferris says to drink lots of fluids.
It's also so important to recognize if you're suffering from the extreme heat. Ferris tells what symptoms to look for.
Ferris says heat stroke symptoms include temperature and pulse change, dry skin and sweating. She says in the event of a heat stroke, you should call 9-1-1 right away. Ferris says everyone is at risk but children, seniors, pregnant women, athletes and the homeless have a higher risk of suffering from the extreme hot weather. For more information on how to stay safe in the heat visit: www.simcoemuskokahealth.org or call the health connection line at or call 1-877-721-7520, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30pm.