Coping With the Hot Weather | VideoAlyssa Marino | 7/19/2012
Construction workers are busy building in the extreme temperatures and that means staying hydrated and cool.
"Check to know if they`re not sweating, that`s usually when they`re going to go into shock. So we make sure we got a lot of moisture in them," said contractor Bob Mueller.
Workers know it is important to take care of yourself when temperatures soar into triple digits.
"If I get to the point, if I`m not sweating, then it`s time to start drinking some fluids," said Bobcat operator Russell Olson.
Doctors say the extreme heat can be brutal and today stands out above them all.
"It is hot! And people with temps like this in North Dakota tend to want to enjoy the outdoors and it`s really important that we are cautious with this type of heat because there are risks associated with it," said St. Alexius Family Nurse Practitioner Billie Madler.
Dehydration is one of the major risks, but there are some solutions.
"It`s a good idea to push water, water is the best liquid to keep yourselves hydrated and limit alcohol intake," Madler said.
It is possible to be safe and have fun in the sun at the same time. Residents waited in line to cool down at some Bismarck pools.
"It is so hot outside, we needed a break from the heat. There is nothing better than a nice cool pool to hang out in," said Bismarck resident Erin Green-Grome.
Some people are saying it is out of the ordinary for temperatures to reach this high.
"Did Florida come up to the midwest? Did Texas come up this way? But better hot than too cold. I`ll take the heat, I like the heat," Green-Grome said.
Even where you might not expect, heat advisories are still common in the summer months.
Doctors also say if you have to work out in the heat, try to take frequent breaks and do the more stressful work when it is least hot out.