Heat Advisory Through Monday Night; City’s Beaches Open Until 5 p.m.

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BOSTON – The National Weather Service has extended its heat advisory until 8 p.m. on Monday, July 20.

Heat index could rise to 103.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency. If feeling ill, call 9-1-1.

Beaches & Cooling Stations

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh opened cooling stations on Sunday.

Framingham Mayor Yvonne Spicer has not announced any services for residents struggling with the heat. SOURCE emailed the Spicer administration on extending beach hours and opening colling stations around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and no response as of 7 a.m. Monday.

The City’s three beaches are FREE, but require a beach tag to use. The beaches are open until 5 p.m., two hours earlier than last season at 7 p.m.

Swimmers may not swim however at Lake Waushakum beach which has not passed a water quality test since June.

Families were turned away from Learneds Pond beach on Sunday, as the beach had reached its capacity limits.

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Photo by Kayleigh O’Connor, a Framingham High student and a SOURCE 2020 summer intern

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