Hot Weather Safety Tips and Cooling Centers

Hot Weather Safety Tips and Cooling Centers - Remember to KEEP HYDRATED!!! A simple reminder that could make a HUGE difference! 

High temperatures can be dangerous for your health, especially for the elderly, young children and people who work outside. 

To protect your health when temperatures are extremely high, remember to keep cool and use common sense. The following tips are important: CLICK here for more info!

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Here are the links to state and federal disaster information & resources available to Connecticut residents regarding this current heat wave. We will be adding and/or deleting information as we receive updates.

Municipalities: To have your Cooling Center information added here or any changes made to current listings, please send your information to: info@ctunitedway.org

If a city/town has opened a designated cooling center, we will list the site location and hours on our website at the following link. If we do not have any listings available, please note that city/town libraries, senior centers and other public locations are good places to cool off.

Air Quality Issues: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Pollution (DEEP)

State of Connecticut Department’s providing information on tips and precautions to take during summer heat waves:

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With summer officially upon us, the Department of Public Health (DPH) reminds the public to

keep safety in mind as they go about their daily activities this season. CLICK here for more info!

 

Story used with courtesy by our news partner for WHCN WFSB Channel 3 (Photo above MGN)

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - By Julien Novog-Desrayaud

Doctors are warning all of us to be careful as temperatures are set to soar into the 90s for several days.

They said more people will be coming to the emergency room during the heat wave with heat related issues.

It is important to know the symptoms which include throbbing headache, feeling light headed or weak.

The signs of heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke can come on quickly.

People who have medical conditions like lung or heart disease are more at risk.

Babies and seniors are also more vulnerable during the hot weather.

According to doctors, one of the tell tale signs of heat stroke is a very high body temperature, sometimes exceeding 103 degrees.

On a hot day, experts recommend drinking even more than the recommended eight glasses of water a day.

If you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.

"What we recommend is if you're going out for a run or exert yourself, you should be drinking water, drinking fluids before you go out. You should be trying to do that during the course of the day so you don't get behind in your fluid intake," said Dr. Kenneth Robinson who is the chief of emergency medicine at Hartford Hospital.

Doctors also recommend doing exercise early in the morning or later in the day when it's cooler outside.

You can always 211 to find a cooling center near you.

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