Stateline Scorcher Keeps Many Inside, Some Even Hospitalized

By  | 

Whether it's the abundant hoses, or posted temperatures, there's no denying Sunday was a boiler.

"It feels pretty hot. Normally I work out anyway, but I waited three extra hours so we got under triple digits into double digits," Daryl Burnett said.

"For me it’s been really, really, really too much. Too hot," Dania Cabanas said.

But the Stateline sizzler was no laughing matter for area hospitals. Doctor Glenn Milos says St. Anthony's ER was flooded with dozens suffering from heat-related illnesses.
"We've had lots of patients, young, old, middle aged, the whole gambit. We've been overwhelmed with patients that have too much heat, too much sun," Dr. Glenn Milos said.

Milos advises everyone to throw back lots of water and sports drinks, but lay off alcohol and caffeine during this steamy weather. The doctor also pleads for those without air conditioning to get a/c at friend’s homes or area stores.

"Get behind a fan, take a cold shower, take care of oneself. It's very important. We want everyone to get through the extreme weather conditions uneventful with no medical injuries," Milos said.

That advice was followed by many who braved the sweltering weather outside, and exercised with less distance, and more fluids.

"You know it's so stifling with the humidity. High temperatures aren't that bad but when it gets real humid as well, air conditioning is just about the only solution," Burnett said.

A solution thousands are flooding tom - along with lots of water and fans - after a July Stateline scorcher.