EL PASO, Texas — Extremely hot weather returned to Borderland on Monday, and people are feeling the heat.

“[The heat]it’s brutal,” Daniel Everheart said. ABC-7 spoke with him at the Westside Community Park wading pool in El Paso, where he had taken his daughter to cool off and enjoy the cold water.

He is just one of many parents who took their children to the paddling pool today to escape the heat. ABC-7’s StormTrack Weather team recorded a high of 104° in El Paso today, and even heading into evening temperatures were still hovering around 100°.

In this type of weather, heat-related injuries such as heat stroke and dehydration are becoming more common, and El Paso city officials have shared some tips with ABC-7 to help with them. prevent. They recommend staying indoors in the air conditioning for as long as possible, as well as staying hydrated with plenty of water and avoiding sugary or alcoholic drinks, which can contribute to dehydration.

It is also recommended that you wear light, loose clothing and wear sunscreen when outdoors. Limiting your amount of physical activity in extreme heat is also essential.

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