PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The heat wave hitting Oregon this week can be dangerous for kids, even while they're at school and especially when they're outdoors being active.
When temperatures near 100 degrees, kids can be at serious risk of a heat-related illness, said Providence pediatrician Dr. Annie Mack.
"There's certainly concern for heat stroke, so you want to make sure they're not out during the hottest part of the day and not exercising, playing too hard, during the heat of the day," she told KOIN 6 News.
The heat of the day is in the later part of the afternoon.
Symptoms of a heat-related illness could include irritability if a child is young and cannot verbalize what he or she is feeling. Other symptoms could be a headache or clammy skin.
"Feeling tired, light-headedness, nausea, not producing enough urine -- or if they seem out of it [and are] not responding -- could be a severe emergency," Dr. Mack said.
If it is an emergency, intravenous fluids might be necessary.
But in most cases, bringing a child inside or into the shade helps. So does loosening their clothing and giving them a bath in cool -- not cold -- water.
"If you see signs that they look tired, start to slow down in a younger child or their mouth looks dry, definitely get them indoors to a cool place, something to drink," she said.
In addition to water and sports drinks, Dr. Mack recommends 100% fruit-juice ice pops or fruit smoothies to cool down.
All over Salem and parts of Marion County, road conditions were still hazardous Friday night with even the main roads coated with a layer of ice and snow.
A Marion County deputy and the man he was chasing were both wounded by gunfire in a Christmas tree field in Silverton Friday afternoon.
An arrest warrant was issued for a 40-year-old man with a glass eye for allegedly kidnapping a 13-year-old girl from Oregon City.
The season's first big snow storm hit the region Friday, closing schools and shutting down roads.