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The Times
  • Heat advisory issued for region

  • Residents can expect to battle the heat over the next few days as forecasters predict highs in the mid-90s.

    Heat advisories have been issued for dozens of counties throughout the Mohawk Valley region, including southern Herkimer, southern Fulton and southern Montgomery. Municipalities included with this advisory were Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk, Frankfort and Dolgeville.

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  • Residents can expect to battle the heat over the next few days as forecasters predict highs in the mid-90s.
    Heat advisories have been issued for dozens of counties throughout the Mohawk Valley region, including southern Herkimer, southern Fulton and southern Montgomery. Municipalities included with this advisory were Ilion, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mohawk, Frankfort and Dolgeville.
    The heat advisory is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. The high temperatures are expected to be between 94 to 98 degrees. The heat index could reach 100 to 104 degrees.
    State police issued a warning about the expected heatwave, noting a heat advisory means a period of hot temperatures is expected. They also said the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible.
    Citizens are advised to drink plenty of fluids; stay in air-conditioned rooms; stay out of the sun and to check up on relatives and neighbors.
    In Montgomery County, the Public Health Department has established cooling stations for Wednesday and Thursday. They will be at the following locations:
    •Horace Inman Center, at 53 Guy Park Ave. in Amsterdam, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    •Canajoharie Library, 2 Erie Blvd. in Canajoharie, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    •Fort Plain Senior Center, 204 Canal St. in Fort Plain, from 12 to 5 p.m.
    •St. Johnsville Community Center and Village Hall, 16 Washington St. in St. Johnsville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Some tips the public health department provided to help residents through the hot weather include: For those without an air conditioner in their homes, they can open windows and shades on the shady side of their home and close them on the sunny side; take cool showers and baths; take regular breaks from physical activity; wear loose, lightweight clothing, and light-colored clothing; drink plenty of fluids, but avoid alcohol, caffeine and sugary drinks; never leave children, pets or those with special needs in a parked car, even briefly, since temperatures in the car can become dangerous within a few minutes; and ask a health care provider if medications increase risk to excessive heat events.

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