HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – Wednesday was the hottest day of summer so far.
With high temperatures, high humidity, and heat indices in the triple digits comes the risk of heat-related illnesses.
Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can occur due to the body’s failure to regulate its temperature when being exposed to extreme heat.
Eyewitness News’s Kelly Austin talked to Dr. Brandon Chappell at Methodist Hospital in Henderson to find out what the signs and symptoms are of heat stroke and heat exhaustion and what you should do if you are experiencing any of them.
Kelly also found out what measures Apollo coach Phillip Hawkins takes to make sure his football players are safe in the heat.