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Take Precautions During Extreme Heat This Week

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The North Country is experiencing record-high temperatures that are expected to continue through Friday, June 21. Follow the guidance below to be prepared for this extreme heat event.

Stay hydrated and remain indoors whenever possible. If you must be outside, take frequent breaks in the shade and drink water regularly.

Keep the windows closed and blinds drawn inside your home to prevent the sunlight from entering and reduce the amount of heat that builds up. When temperatures exceed 95 degrees, you should stop using fans to circulate the air in your home because fans may cause your body to gain heat instead of lose it.

Escape the heat by visiting a public place that is air-conditioned, like a mall, library or grocery store, where you can spend time during the hottest part of the day (typically from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Click here to find a designated Cooling Center near you.

Look for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke in yourself or others. See the chart on this page to learn more about the symptoms of these conditions and what to do if you notice them. The very young and the elderly are especially at risk during extreme heat events because their bodies don’t regulate temperature as well as others. Those with certain health conditions may also be at a higher risk of heat-related illnesses.

Remember to seek emergency medical attention if symptoms of heat exhaustion don’t improve or if heat stroke is suspected. For non-life-threatening concerns, our urgent care centers in Warrensburg and Glens Falls are open 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Visit the New York State Department of Health’s website for more resources.