The Village of Lombard shared that the National Weather Service is predicting hot temperatures for the area this weekend, with a heat index of up to 110 degrees on Saturday. The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents to beat the heat by following these tips:
- Stay hydrated! Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids. Drink 2-4 cups of water every hour if you are in the heat.
- NEVER leave a child, senior citizen, or pet in a car. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. A car can soar to 100 degrees in 10 minutes on an 80 degree day.
- Check on family members or neighbors who live alone.
- If you, or someone around you experiences dizziness, nausea, headache or confusion, seek medical attention.