PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It’s heating up outside! We’re now entering the fourth day of extreme heat, and people all across our area are doing their best to keep cool in the brutal heat.
Four days of being in this heat can not only be uncomfortable but also dangerous for people who have to work outside.READ MORE: Police: 2 Teens In Car Shot At Red Light In Philadelphia's Olney Neighborhood
Eyewitness News caught up with some roofers Monday afternoon. The CDC says extreme heat can lead to a number of health problems, including heat exhaustion, heatstroke, rashes, cramps and exacerbate existing health problems. That’s why we are urged to check on our elderly family members and neighbors.
With it not even being officially summer, those people working outside are already taking precautions.READ MORE: 14 Arrested On More Than 120 Charges Related To NorthPak Gang Violence In Wilmington
“It has happened to me. I had to, you know, I’m up, there I have to get down, drink a bunch of water, take like ten minutes, then go back,” Jim O’Hagan, of James O’Hagan Roofing in Havertown, said.
“If you don’t have anything to drink you have to overcompensate, otherwise you’re stuck in a hard place finding yourself dehydrated. The sun starts to hit your head like it is over,” roofer Garrett Wildgust said.MORE NEWS: Wawa, 2SP Brewing Company Team Up For Sunfest Strawberry Lemonade Shandy Beer
The city is under what it’s calling a heat caution. It has issued a number of tips on how to stay cool. The best advice is to stay hydrated and find a cool place to ride this out.