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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Watch for Saratoga County

Excessive Heat Watch:

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The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Saratoga County for July 19 through July 20th, 2019.Public Safety line at (518) 584-1800. 

In the case of an emergency, please be advised that the City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Center is NOT a designated cooling center.

The City of Saratoga wants to make sure everyone stays cool during this time and would like to provide the following tips:

-Use air conditioners or spend time in air-conditioned locations such as malls and libraries.
-Use portable electric fans to exhaust hot air from rooms or draw in cooler air.
-Take a cool bath or shower.
-Minimize direct exposure to the sun.
-Stay hydrated – regularly drink water or other nonalcoholic fluids
-Eat light, cool, easy-to-digest foods such as fruit or salads.
-Wear loose-fitting, light-colored clothes.
-Check on older, sick, or frail people who may need help responding to the heat.
-Know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure and appropriate responses.

Call the Department of Public Safety line at (518) 584-1800 for non-emergency calls. In the event of an emergency, dial 911.

The Saratoga Springs Recreation Department has spray fountains available for public use at the following sites: 

East Side Rec - 226 Lake Ave  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
West Side Rec - Division Street  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Veterans Memorial Park - 10 Adams Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saratoga Springs Indoor Rec Center, 15 Vanderbilt Ave, Saratoga Springs, 12866, 518-587-3550

The following links may be helpful to you. They contain additional information regarding heatwave safety

https://www.ready.gov/heat
https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/heat-wave-safety.html
https://www.cdc.gov/features/extremeheat/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.html

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