As the temps heat up, cooling down is a must
The temps are heating up in Las Vegas and it is important to realize the dangers and stay cool. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Valley is facing some dangerously hot temperatures this week.
For those who may not be able to escape the heat otherwise, Clark County has opened additional cooling stations.
The cooling stations -- at various locations around town -- will be open through Wednesday.
Three locations -- Catholic Charities on Las Vegas Boulevard North, Salvation Army on West Owens Avenue and Shade Tree on West Owens Avenue -- are open seven days a week throughout the summer.
People can also call 211 for more information about cooling stations.
One of the main dangers of extreme heat is dehydration.
Experts say to make sure that you and your kids drink plenty of fluids. They also advise that it is best to stay away from drinks with sugar or caffeine. Just drink plain water.
Also, you should not wait until you are thirsty before drinking.
And don't forget that hot cars can kill very quickly. Experts say that it only takes three or four minutes for the temperature inside of a car to become deadly.
Police say that if you see anyone or even an animal inside of a hot car with the windows up, you should call 911.