Scorcher suffocates southwestern Connecticut

As a heat wave scorched southwestern Connecticut Monday, doctors urged residents to let the sweat out and drink plenty of water. People need to wear

NORWALK - As a heat wave scorched southwestern Connecticut Monday, doctors urged residents to let the sweat out and drink plenty of water.

People need to wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing that lets sweat escape. They should also drink plenty of water and watch out for signs of heat-related illnesses, doctors say.

"The final thing is when you start to feel very weak, you might develop signs of stroke, you could actually pass out, get a really high fever, you're beginning to cook your brain," says Dr. Michael Carius of Norwalk Hospital.

The first signs of a heat-related problem include cramping, weakness, headache and nausea. Dr. Carius adds that residents should not drink alcohol and if they must exercise, to do so indoors.

Connecticut Weather

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 17
Lawrence Dilione and James Rackover are facing multiple 2 Suspects in Stamford man's murder waive court appearances
This comes after tensions between communities and police 3 Norwalk police to host traffic stop program for students
4 12 on Health: Spike in flu cases
5 Scholar Athlete: Gino Esposito

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE