Warmer Weather Brings Threat of Dehydration To Outdoor Sports
COLUMBIA - With hundreds of fatalities each year, heat is the top weather related killer. Summer came earlier this year, today alone hitting the mid-80s.
But this weekend could be even more dangerous for activities outdoors. Temperatures are supposed to hit the 90s. This has some parents worried about their children getting dehydrated in weekend sports games.
"I'm worried about my son's health. He is definitely going to be exhausted by the end of the weekend with his baseball game and double-header lacrosse match. We definitely will be pumping the water after that" said Darcy Snethens.
The National Weather Service advised people outdoors to keep hydrated, wear sunblock, and wear light-weight summer clothing.