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Keeping cool during Excessive Heat Warning in Las Vegas

Posted at 10:38 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 01:38:04-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An Excessive Heat Warning is back in effect for the Las Vegas valley, and while there are some cooling stations in the county, libraries are also becoming to be an option to stay cool while staying busy.

Local Jessie Jan has two little kids, and she went Friday to the Windmill Library to rent some movies and books.

"Tried to get out of the house and avoid the heat, so we thought about comping here, and the kids like it here. The kids like books, so we try to come here, you know, once a week", said Jan.

Excessive Heat Warning through Aug. 1 in Southern Nevada

Others, like Feni Demole, visited the library to complete his "summer reading challenge," but when he got outside, he felt the heat.

"Inside is really cold. It is way colder than usual, but outside its too hot with 110 degrees", said Demole.

Dr. Christina Madison says that drinking water and having access to a cool place can be powerful moves against heatstroke.

"8 to 12 ounces of water, with a refill at least 2-3 times a day," said Dr. Madison, associate professor of pharmacy practice at Roseman University.

Heatstroke symptoms could include fatigue, headaches, passing out, difficulty communicating, heart rate going up, and body temperature elevating.

"Little children sometimes don't sense that they are dehydrated. It is important for everyone to continue fluid intake throughout the day," said Dr. Madison.

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At the Windmill Library, guests still need to wear a mask, practice social distancing and remain quiet during the visit.

Other places that could work as cooling stations in town are shopping malls, coffee shops, and museums.

Regardless of where you decide to spend the hot weekend, avoid the sun as much as possible, and if you believe you're experiencing heatstroke, seek medical attention.