BANGOR- Parts of the state are expecting triple-digit temperatures this weekend.
This weekend’s predicted weather may come close to breaking records with temperatures pushing 95 degrees.
With hot and humid weather on the horizon, Eric Brown, a family physician faculty from Northern Light Family Medicine and Residency are urging everyone to be careful, especially children and the elderly.
“It’s dangerous to be out there in 95 degrees so don’t do it. Get to children so that you can check them frequently and just see to make sure they were drinking. With the elderly check on people next door who live alone. It takes a community and we need to be checking on each other,” Dr. Brown said.
Doctor Brown said it’s easy to develop heatstroke in these types of conditions.
Some early signs to watch out for are a body temperature of 104 degrees or higher, headaches or having trouble thinking.
Brown also said it’s important to catch the signs early.
“You actually can have all the way from hallucination to seizures and then finally you can go into a coma. This is really serious especially for the elderly, so if you start seeing signs like that, get these people cool and get them help,” Dr. Brown said.
According to Dr. Brown, the best way to avoid any issues in the heat is to stay in the shade, try not to be too active, wear loose lightweight clothing and most importantly, hydrate properly.
“At least two quarts extra a day to start with and know if you start getting thirsty, keep drinking until you’re not thirsty. Small amounts frequently is important. Large amounts when you feel uncomfortable is actually not going to do it,” Dr. Brown said.