'Sunscreen and sunhats and water all the time'

      EUGENE, Ore. - Some people planned their day around the heat Tuesday, visiting the Eugene Farmers Market in the morning.

      "It's going to be 95 in a very short period of time, so it's great to come out early in the day," said Bee Vrzak.

      Others could be found cooling off at parks, pools and rivers.

      People took precautions in the scorching sun.

      "We're making sure they have a lot of sunscreen and sunhats and water all the time, and definitely staying out of the heat of the day," said Kate Grasso.

      "Keep plenty of water. Stay hydrated and wear your life jacket because currents are definitely strong here," said Anthony Price.

      Law enforcement echoed that sentiment, saying accidents on the water spike after the season's first heat wave.

      "We want people to research the body of water they're going to go play in or swim or boat in," Sgt. Carrie Carver with the Lane County Sheriff's Office said. "Are there rapids there? Are there known hazards? If you're going to be putting a boat in the water, let someone know where you're going to be putting in and taking out."

      Dehydration causes most heat related medical problems, so consume water, even if you don't feel thirsty.

      "Even though sometime you don't feel overly hot, you actually still can be dehydrated," said Jason Davis with the Lane County Health Department. "So if you're out on the river and in the sun but you're cooling off with the water, you can still get just as dehyrdated."