Buffalo and Erie County Libraries Serving as Cooling Centers During Heat Advisory This Week
The scorching heat has left WNYers satisfied...but somewhat uncomfortable at the same time. Warm weather in WNY...aven Hot Sccortching temperatures may cause a bit of discomfort, but when you take into account the fact that in 3 or 4 months from now we could see temperatures go from 91 to 19.
All Buffalo and Erie County Libraries to the rescue. Both area libraries, according to WGRZ News all be allowing people to come in and get out of the heat.
- Feeling faint, dizzy or nauseous
- Excessive sweating and cool, clammy skin
- Muscle cramps
- Fast and weak pulse
Here some advice as to how to 'Beat The Heat' per WGRZ:
Drink water. Stay hydrated with water and avoid pop, sugary juices and alcohol. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink.
• Find places with air conditioning. The Buffalo and Erie County Public Libraries are open and available. Social distancing guidelines are in place and individuals over age 2 are required to wear a cloth face covering or mask.
• Limit time outside. Heat and UV rays are strongest from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Plan any outdoor activities in the early morning or later in the evening.
• Protect your skin. Wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30, and reapply at least every two hours. Wear hats and sunglasses when in direct sunlight.
• Wear loose and lightweight clothing. Sweating helps to cool your body.
• Do not leave children or pets in closed cars. That puts them at risk for heat stroke and death. Look before you lock your car.
• Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees. This can increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort but do not reduce body temperature.
• Watch for signs of heat-related illness in family members, friends and neighbors.
• Limit your time outside during the hottest part of the day, and watch for signs of heat-related illnesses in yourself and those around you.
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