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The Westchester County Health Dept has issued a heat advisory through Wednesday and advises that residents take these precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses: • If you exercise or work outdoors during extreme heat, drink lots of water and take frequent breaks. • Limit strenuous from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. • Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, and use a broad spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. • Avoid caffeine, alcohol and sugary drinks, which cause you to lose more body fluid. • Take a cool shower or bath. • NEVER leave people or pets in a closed, parked vehicle. • Check on elderly or ill neighbors to make sure they are safe. • Bring pets inside and be sure to provide them with plenty of water. • Stay indoors, ideally in an air-conditioned place. • If your house or apartment isn't air-conditioned, spend a few hours in an air-conditioned shopping mall, public library, movie theater or supermarket.Con Edison has offered these tips to assist customers in conserving energy: