How to avoid and prepare for heat exhaustion

Jun 16, 2022, 8:00 PM | Updated: Jul 12, 2022, 8:21 am

Kevin Eubank joined Dave and Dujanovic Thursday to talk about Utah's high temperatures and avoid he...

Kevin Eubank joined Dave and Dujanovic Thursday to talk about Utah's high temperatures and avoid heat exhaustion. Photo credit: Canva.

Sound up for live discussion on Dave and Dujanovic!


SALT LAKE CITY — The heat is on in Utah.

KSL TV Meteorologist Kevin Eubank joined KSL NewsRadio’s Dave and Dujanovic Thursday morning to discuss how to prepare for the summer months and avoid heat exhaustion.

“It gets hot every year, it gets hot every summer, it gets hot every year in the month of June, and July is really hot and August stays hot, ” said Eubank. “It is a little warmer than normal. In fact, we hit 102 [degrees Fahrenheit] over the weekend, broke a record, and we’re going to 101 [degrees Fahrenheit] here tomorrow.”

Eubank said this is not the first time Utah has seen such high temperatures.

“To give you perspective, last year at this time, we were in a streak of three days of 100 degrees plus and one of them was 107 which tied the hottest temperature ever recorded in Salt Lake history. So we do this,” Eubank said.

Heat exhaustion

With the state facing high summer temperatures, Eubank gave advice on things such as avoiding heat exhaustion.

“No matter whether it’s normal or not, the heat is still impactful and it gets everybody,” Eubank said. “There’s animals that are suffering from the heat… and then there’s the humans that are out there having to work in it, or play in it or do whatever, and so the biggest thing is hydration,” Eubank said.

He advises that people make sure they stay hydrated and have areas where they can go to cool off.

“You can’t just be out in the sun all the time, [because] that’s where the heat exhaustion happens,” Eubank said. “You’ve got to be able to get in and cool off, get hydrated, then you can go back out.”

Additionally, Eubank said it is important for people to be aware of the amount of water they are taking in. 

“A lot of people do not drink enough [water],” he said.

Eubank warned not to get tricked by soda. He said certain drinks, like soda, will actually dehydrate those who drink them and makes things worse.

Protecting pets 

“Have you guys ever drank a cup of water you thought was cold and it was warm,” Eubank said. “That’s what happens with our pets.”

Eubank said not to forget about pets. It is important to change pets’ water and bring them inside out of the heat.

To find out more about avoiding heat exhaustion, click here.

For more information or tips, visit the Be Ready Utah website.

Dave & Dujanovic can be heard weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon. on KSL NewsRadio. 

Related stories

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Be Ready Utah

buildings are destroyed following an earthquake...

Curt Gresseth

Great Utah Shakeout: How to make your home earthquake-safe

An adviser discusses how to make your home safe for the Great Utah Shakeout.

5 days ago

Cars driving in the fog late at night in Roy, Utah...

Curt Gresseth

UDOT offers safety tips when driving in fog

A UDOT spokesman offers safety tips when driving in the fog.

4 months ago

Warnings are being issued about water safety after a 17-year-old boy drowned while swimming with fr...

Curt Gresseth

After two teens drown in Utah, water-safety expert warns of undercurrent danger

A water-safety expert discusses the danger of undercurrents after two teens drowned in Utah last weekend.

10 months ago

Landslides often occur without warning and with Utah's record-breaking snowfall melting, the likeli...

Waverly Golden

Be Ready Utah: What you need to know about landslides

Snow melting means moist ground below it, and therefore a high risk of landslides occurring. Dave Noriega and Debbie Dujanovic discuss on their latest episode.

11 months ago

a store window with multiple closed signs on it, business continuity plans help prevent closures...

Sam Herrera

Be Ready Utah: Creating a continuity plan for your business

According to Be Ready Utah, 40% to 60% of businesses without a continuity plan never reopen after a disaster. 

11 months ago

Wade Mathews with Be Ready Utah discusses how to be prepared to bring needed medication with you du...

Waverly Golden

Be Ready Utah: How to manage prescription medications during an emergency

Wade Mathews with Be Ready Utah discusses how to be prepared to bring needed medications with you during an emergency.

12 months ago

Sponsored Articles

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

How to avoid and prepare for heat exhaustion