GENEVA COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — With the projected heat advisory between 108-to-112 degrees in the Wiregrass. Senior citizens and the very young are most susceptible to heatstroke.
Late Thursday morning, the mercury reading in downtown Geneva was already in the mid-nineties and that was actual air temperature.
With heat advisories in triple-digits. Geneva Senior Center Director, Robbie Owens, says many of her clients have air conditioning. But, on fixed incomes, they don’t want to pay higher utility bills.
Not using AC in this heat could prove to be extremely dangerous.
Senior citizens, and anybody displaying confusion, dizziness, nausea, and other signs of heatstroke symptoms are encouraged to immediately come inside and cool off.
They should also drink water or a sports drink. Health experts say to avoid drinking alcohol or caffeine which could further dehydration.