Expert tips to stay safe in today's scorching weather

A heat advisory will be in effect beginning at noon today, meaning it is important that you take steps to keep yourself safe from the heat.

News 12 Staff

Aug 25, 2021, 9:57 AM

Updated 1,062 days ago


Scorching weather has again returned to the five boroughs, but the usual hustle and bustle of City Island continues.
A heat advisory is in effect from 12 p.m. Wednesday through 8 p.m. Thursday, meaning it is important that you take steps to keep yourself safe from the heat.
Cooling centers in the city will be open to offer a safe space to relax in air conditioning and beat the heat. Homes without air conditioning can be hotter than the outdoors on intense days like today, which is why the city's Department of Health urges you to visit a cooling center if necessary.
City cooling centers and public pools will also have extended hours throughout the heat advisory.
Gordan and Laura Bauman, who are vacationing in the Bronx during this extreme heat, are opting to spend as much time inside as possible.
“I really don’t like the heat because I burn quickly,” Gordan Bauman says. “You put the suntan lotion on, you miss a spot – sunburn!”
Postal worker Pete Tebar says he has been making rounds delivering mail for 30 years, and the heat isn’t enough to stop him.
“I have AC in the van and I think cool thoughts,” he says, while offering advice for others who have to work outside. “Drink plenty of cold water and try to stay in a shady areas if you can.”
Health experts also recommend staying out of the sun if possible and always using sunscreen if you need to be in the direct light. Light-weight and colored clothing are also suggested.
It is also recommended that you avoid strenuous activity and working outside, particularly in the middle of the day. If you must work outside in this heat, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.
If you are not feeling well and think you may be suffering from heat stroke, seek medical attention immediately.
News 12 has compiled a list of tips to stay safe in these dangerous temperatures that you can read here.

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