Hudson Valley braces for heat advisory, cooling centers open

Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County Health Commissioner, warns of the dangers of heat stroke, which can cause symptoms like faintness, dizziness, excessive sweating, and clammy skin

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2024, 10:43 AM

Updated 31 days ago

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The Hudson Valley is expected to experience a heat advisory this week, with temperatures feeling like 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, according to the National Weather Service.
Westchester County officials are opening cooling centers and beaches to help residents stay safe during the hot weather. Glen Island Beach in New Rochelle and Croton Point Park in Croton will be open to the public from tomorrow through Sunday. Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Sprain Ridge Pool in Yonkers will be open Wednesday through Friday.
Those without air conditioning at home can seek relief in public buildings such as libraries and malls during the hottest parts of the day.
"It's important to listen to your body this week," said Dr. Sherlita Amler, Westchester County Health Commissioner. "If you don't feel well, it's an indication that something is wrong."
Amler warned of the dangers of heat stroke, which can cause symptoms like faintness, dizziness, excessive sweating, and clammy skin. She emphasized the importance of hydration, noting that staying well-hydrated can help regulate body temperature.
Cooling centers are also available in communities throughout the Hudson Valley. For a list of cooling center locations, click here.


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