- Temperatures will reach dangerous levels across the Las Vegas region starting Wednesday and will last until Friday
- It is crucial to stay hydrated by drinking liters of water throughout the day avoiding excess alcohol, caffeine, and hot drinks
- It is advised to avoid peak heat occurring between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm
- The Las Vegas and Rescue provides information to help determine when persons are suffering from heat exhaustion or a heat stroke
- Four different locations across the city will be providing cooling stations
According to the National Weather Service, a dangerous heat wave is hitting Las Vegas and is expected to last for 3 days.
“Temperatures will reach dangerous levels across the Las Vegas region starting Wednesday and will last until Friday,” the National Weather Service
After a high of 100 at McCarran International Airport on Tuesday, it is expected to reach 106 on Wednesday.
It is medically advised to stay out of the heat altogether, but if you have to deal with it then the following tips should help; consider wearing breathable, light-colored, and lightweight fabric such as cotton.
Stay hydrated by drinking liters of water throughout the day avoiding excess alcohol, caffeine, and hot drinks.
Try eating cold food, particularly fresh salads and fruits that are high in water content. Frequent showers can also help you stay refreshed and will help bring your body temperature down.
If you find yourself in peak heat between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm remember to make sure to stay in the shade, apply sunscreen, and wear a hat to protect your head.
If you happen to feel dizzy, weak, or anxious, try to immediately move to a cooler space and take your body’s temperature if possible. Heat-related illnesses possible this time around, especially for the elderly, very young, and those with mental illnesses.
The excessive heat warning urged Clark County officials to facilitate cooling stations. They are also advising to “keep cool indoors, limit outdoor activities, hydrate and to not leave children and pets in hot cars.”
The Las Vegas and Rescue is also involved in providing information to help determine when persons are suffering from heat exhaustion or a heat stroke.
If it gets too hot, head out to the nearest cooling station next to you
In case you find yourself too hot during the day try cooling yourself down by immersing in cool water or using ice packs on the neck and groin areas.
If you are on the go and feel the temperature rising then stop by one of the following cooling stations to refresh;
- Courtyard Homeless Resource Center located at 1401 Las Vegas Blvd. North
- SHARE Village Las Vegas located at 501 N. 21st St.
- W. Basic Road located at east of Pacific Avenue, Henderson
- The Salvation Army-Mesquite located at 742 Pioneer