Locals finding ways to beat the heat this weekend

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LAUDERDALE CO., Miss. (WTOK) - A strong area of high pressure is allowing temperatures to soar this weekend, but that isn’t stopping some locals from going to Bonita Lakes Park. The key though is to not go during peak daytime heating.

“Stay hydrated. I will be walking in the heat- but during the early mornings,” says Nadine Briggs. “I think that’s a good thing to do, if you’re going to continue to walk- walk in the late afternoons or early mornings.”
Temperatures typically peak at around 4 p.m. during the summertime.

“Ways to beat the heat for me would be to stay in the shade, stay hydrated, drink plenty of water, and if you’re outside have a rag, have a cooling rag, have an ice bucket, drink plenty of fluids, and not a lot of sugar drinks,” says Kim Graham.
Some locals have to work in the heat, including those at the Little Griddle in Marion. Employees shared with Newscenter 11 how they keep cool while at work.

“Bring plenty of water, make sure you’re getting plenty of airflow, we don’t have an air conditioner in here so try to hydrate before you come, drink lots of fluid, maybe a wet towel on the back of your neck,” says Morgan Mayatt.

Drinking water, eating healthy, and doing outdoor activities in the morning or evening can go a long way in preventing heat-related illnesses.

“Get your activities done early in the morning, today was a beautiful day to come out to Bonita Lakes and just enjoy the lovely views out here, and get home before the heat kicks in too much,” says Tina Wood. Eat watermelons, popsicles, all those kind of cooling down, good, healthy foods.”