With temperatures soaring into the triple digits today, it is more important than ever to know how to protect oneself against this dangerous and potentially lethal heat. I found a good article with useful tips:
Highlights of the article: Make sure your air conditioning is installed and operating successfully. Start drinking extra fluids before you even go out into the heat. Thirst is a late — and therefore not a good — indicator of dehydration; By the time you’re thirsty, you’ve been dehydrated too long. Children and the elderly are more susceptible to dangerous responses to the heat than the rest of us. Both water and drinks with electrolytes (coconut water is my personal favorite) are important. And, know that this is no joke — heat stroke is often fatal, and at the very least will cause permanent brain damage.
So stock up on coconut water (drink it on ice), drink plenty of regular water as well, stay indoors somewhere cool, and if you must go outside, do not exert yourself.