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Posted on: July 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Excessive Heat Watch for Saratoga County

Excessive Heat Watch:

_images_wrn_social_media_2017_excessive_heat_2018The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Saratoga County for the following days:

Friday, July 19
Saturday, July 20
Sunday, July 21

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.

*To reduce strain on the electrical grid and to reduce the chance of an electrical failure, the City recommends that residents keep air conditioners and thermostats to 78 degrees.   

Cooling Centers:

In the case of an emergency, please be advised that the City of Saratoga Springs Recreation Center is NOT a designated cooling center. Please click HERE for a complete list of designated cooling centers by county.  Always call before you go to make sure the cooling center is open. Some cooling centers are open daily, while others are opened as needed.

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

*Please be advised that although the spray fountains are operational, the City of Saratoga Springs Indoor Rec Center is NOT a designated cooling center.

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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