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Sherlita Amler, MD, Westchester County Commissioner of Health, said “Heat stroke and dehydration can take you by surprise.” “High humidity, chronic health conditions and some medications can also increase a person’s risk for heat stroke.”
Heat stroke is a serious and life-threatening condition that claims many lives nationwide each year. Symptoms include hot, red, dry skin, shallow breathing, a rapid, weak pulse and confusion. Anyone suffering from heat stroke needs to receive emergency medical treatment immediately. Call 911 if you suspect heat stroke and immediately cool the overheated person while waiting for emergency help to arrive.
Westchester County Department of Health has issued this heat advisory
Residents who are looking for a place to cool off are encouraged to take advantage of Westchester County’s pools and beaches which are free on certain days during the 2022 season. Effective Tuesday, July 5 through Thursday, September 1, admission fees are waived at Saxon Woods Pool, Sprain Ridge Pool, The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park and Glen Island Beach (Mondays through Thursdays). Parking fees and residency rules still apply. Indoor malls, senior centers, libraries and community centers can also serve as cooling centers, but call before you go.
For a list of cooling centers NYS Cooling Centers.