Warning: Heat stroke can happen when temperatures get this high

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 20:56:25-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Dangerous heat temperatures are rising throughout Hampton Roads, and anyone that’s been outside knows how brutal it feels after even just a few minutes.

On days like today with the sun blazing, Matt Minguez remembers what it was like to suffer from heat stroke.

"I'd been in the sun for five or six hours and then I started vomiting," said Matt Minguez.

Today he is a contractor, but a few years ago he worked in landscaping and one day at work it got bad.

"It was painful. I had my muscles convulsing the entire time," said Minguez, "If I would've went to sleep, I probably wouldn't have woken up. It's not something to play around with."

He said he spent two days in the hospital and had kidney failure.

Thursday a firefighter in Hampton was treated for heat exhaustion after fighting flames at a home on Mallory Street.

The firefighter is okay but experts are warning people to be careful in these extreme temperatures.

Minguez said he learned from his experience and wants others to be careful in these extreme temperatures.

Click here for more information on the warning signs of heat related illnesses.