Staying cool in hot weather


ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – As temperatures continue to rise, it’s important that you’re practicing safe and healthy habits while soaking up the sun.

West Texans are no strangers to hot weather but this summer will look a little different after nearly a year of being cooped up in the house due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the CDC, betwen 2004 and 2018 nearly 700 deaths were related to heat exauhstion in the United States.

Here in the Basin, we were able to scout some places where you and your families can stay out of the heat and get ready for the summer.

Families are finding ways to stay cool in these triple digit temperatures by taking a dip in the pool and hanging around at the splash pad.

Danny Wright, manager of the Woodson Family Aquatics Center advises families to stay hydrated when engaging in any outdoor activities.

“We want them to hydrate as much as possible…if they drink Pedialyte beforehand or afterwards is actually a good thing.” says Wright

Many lifegaurds we spoke with say, that it’s importan to keep an eye on the little ones while out by the pool.

“Make sure the parents are always with them, they need to be under supervison especially f they don’t know how to swim.”

While you’re having fun soaking up the sun, remember to stay hydrated, take breaks from being outside, and protect your health at all costs so you can enjoy the summer.

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