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BOSTON – The National Weather Service in Boston has an excessive heat warning today, as heat index numbers could reach 105 degrees.

An excessive heat watch has been extended through Friday night, and may be extended again until the weekend.

The Excessive Heat Warning is from noon today to 8 p.m.

All three of the City of Framingham’s beaches are still closed, and today is the last day of the season.

Two are closed due to toxic blue-green algae and one is closed due to high e coli bacteria.

The City issued a press release suggesting if people need to get cool to visit the libraries or the Callahan Center, during its regular operating hours.

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Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.

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! Call 9-1-1

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.