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Easily claiming hundreds of lives, ...
Easily claiming hundreds of lives, according to National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorologist Paul Stokols, heat tops the chart for summer's deadliest weather.
"With an increasing heat index, temperatures 105 to 110 degrees, and temperatures above body temperature, it becomes very difficult for our bodies to properly cool off," said Stokols
When temperatures are high, the human body reacts by perspiring, in an attempt to cool itself down.
However, high heat and humidity cause that perspiration to fall off the body more quickly than it otherwise would, not only making it tougher to bring down the body's temperature but also causing the body to lose more water.
This fact makes hydration a key when confronted with extreme heat.
"A lot of elderly are on their own and they tend not to drink a lot," said Stokols
Heat death is very violent," said Stokols
To help ensure that you "beat the heat," see the tips below from NWS Meteorologist Paul Stokols.