CDC: More than 700 people die from extreme heat per year in US

As the Hudson Valley prepares for another weekend with temperatures near the 90s, people are encouraged to stay cool and safe.

News 12 Staff

Jul 26, 2020, 3:21 PM

Updated 1,398 days ago

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As the Hudson Valley prepares for another weekend with temperatures near the 90s, people are encouraged to stay cool and safe.
According to the CDC, more than 700 people each year die from extreme heat in the U.S. Health experts say hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat illness to occur, so you want to make sure to take the necessary precautions.
But with cooling off comes restrictions. The Anthony F. Veteran Park pool, with two swimming sessions, is now limiting capacity to about 300 people who must be residents of Greenburgh.
Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says safety always comes first.
Other Westchester residents tried to escape the heat by heading to the Sprain Ridge Park pool. News 12 is told the first come, first serve county pool only allows 700 people per session.
With a heat advisory in place, you may want to consider rescheduling any strenuous activities for later this evening, limit outdoor activity, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen if you plan to be outdoors.
 
 


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