Taking in more fluids is one way to handle the hot temperatures currently affecting Nebraska where it is more than 10 degrees hotter than the seasonal average.
Two Rivers Public Health Department in Holdrege has advice for handling warmer weather.
"If you know you are going to be outside in heat like this you want to drink water before you get out there. If you are waiting until you are already thirsty you are too late and you are probably already getting dehydrated," said Director of Two Rivers Health Department Terry Krohn.
If you aren't getting as much water as you need, you could be well on your way to heat exhaustion. Krohn described the symptoms.
"Is confusion, it could be a headache, sweating, and excessive perspiration. Probably extreme thirst. So that's a good sign your body is telling you time to get in out of the heat. Make sure your drinking water," Krohn added.
More tips from the department include: wear a hat with loose fit clothing, find shade and air condition and use sunscreen.
CHS Agri Service knows how to take care of its employees in hot weather. Safety coordinator Allen Mitzmyer described the ways they take care to beat the heat.
"The guys get schedule breaks of course and we always have a lot of water, Gatorade that sort of fluid on hand. Keep the guys from doing too much coffee or drinking pop, stuff like that. Mostly push the fluids and stay in the shade as much as we can," said Mitzmyer.
Residents in the area shared how they are handling the scorching temperatures as well.
"I tell ya, as long as my AC works in my pickup and ice cold drink of water every once in a while. I'm good to go," said Funk resident Keith Jauken.
"Taking it easy. I'm good at that," shared Holdrege resident Carroll Bernt.
The health department also informed NTV that senior citizens and children are more affected by the heat. Friends and family members should check in on any elderly they know and parents should monitor their children for any heat distress.