BOSTON – The National Weather Service in Boston/Canton has issued a heat advisory for today, July 19 from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20.
Temperatures are forecasted in the mid 90s for today and tomorrow. and the heat index is expected to hit 99 degrees and possibly 100. 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.
The City of Framingham has established the main Framingham Library on Lexington Street and the Christa McAuliffe Library on Water Street as cooling stations. Both libraries will be open until 9 p.m.
The City of Framingham has a trio of beaches open from dawn to dusk.
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