Unless you’ve been under a rock, or a bench, you know it’s hot.
"I wear a hat, slather up with sunscreen before I get in the water. So yeah we’re careful," one resident said.
With temperatures getting into the hundreds, the sweltering heat is bringing some people to the lake to stay cool.
That’s what doctors want you to do, especially since in the last week, Bibb County’s Coroner Leon Jones says several people died for what he thinks was caused by the heat.
"People with chronic problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure or chronic medication, then those people need to be especially careful," Dr. Dennis Holder, at the Medical Center, Navicent Health, said.
He says it may seem like common sense, but doctors say if you get too hot, get yourself as cool as possible whether that’s finding a cold drink or getting some shade.
"Stay hydrated. Stay cool and take breaks," Holder said. "They can be very serious and there are certain precautions that people need to take. If at all possible if you have to be outside, do your work in the mornings or the evenings."
Doctors say it’s important to stay alert.
"Drink fluids. Try to avoid alcoholic beverages and drinks real high in sugar concentration," Holder said.
If you or someone you know feels dizzy or faint, act quickly.
"Don’t ever give someone who is unconscious or confused something to drink. You can actually cause more harm with that," Holder said.
Residents agree, and say they think it’s important to be responsible to be in the sun.
"There are things that are too easy to do to be there that are too easy. Drink water, get under a fan, get out of the direct sun," Holder said.
Doctors say don’t hesitate to call 911 if you’re feeling light headed or start vomiting when it’s hot outside. The coroner says it’s important to check on neighbors especially if they’re elderly.