The first heatwave of 2021 is beaming down on the Carolinas with temperatures in the 90s expected through the end of the week.
It’s important to be prepared for any situation, especially if you’re going to be outdoors during the day.
“I think people underestimate the heat,” Lester Oliva, a paramedic crew chief with Medic, said.
Oliva said once the temperature passes 90 degrees, heat-related calls nearly double and rise rapidly.
“It can be dangerous and we see it every year when we have a heatwave,” Oliva said.
With many excited about the summer-like temperatures moving in, it’s easy to not be used to the heat especially when many have been indoors during the pandemic.