MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Longer hours in the pool, and new playgrounds opening in the area...all part of a middle Georgia summer.
Summers also mean temperatures are going up and doctors want the risk for heat strokes and exhaustion to go down.
Dr. Edward Clark is a pediatrician at the Children's Hospital. He says the signs of heat strokes can be severe.
"Sort of like you've gone over the cliff, you're lethargic, you're pretty much out of it, you can stop sweating, you've gone over the boiling point, and you can die," Clark says.
If you see someone showing signs of heat exhaustion, Dr. Clark says to cool them down right away.
"Pull the ice, bag of ice out of the cooler, lay it up against them, you know do something to try and cool them down, get them in the air conditioner, get them out of the sun," Clark says.
Another problem Clark says he sees are parents leaving their kids in the car where temperatures can soar.
He recommends keeping children indoors between 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.