Senior Citizens Especially Vulnerable To The Heat

It was downright hot in Eastern Carolina Friday with the heat index hitting the 100 degree mark in some areas.

The stifling conditions can affect all of us, but especially the elderly. It's important for senior citizens to drink plenty of water and stay in the cool air conditioning if they can. If seniors experience, dizziness or headaches, or excessive sweating they may be suffering from heat exhaustion.

Also in Onslow County, if seniors do not have air conditioning, they can pick up a fan, at the senior center.