HARRISON, N.Y. People looking for relief from the heat are out of luck this weekend, as high temperatures return to Harrison.
The National Weather Service has predicted temperatures in Harrison will reach a high of 94 degrees on both Saturday and Sunday. Last week, Harrison experienced temperatures as high as 99 degrees, which led people to flock to both pools in town.
When its hot out we get more people in a confined space, said Jason Neu, a lifeguard at the Ron Belmont Pool in West Harrison. We want to make sure people who come here enjoy themselves, but they have to be safe.
The Westchester County Health Department issued a heat advisory Thursday to prepare residents for the pending heat wave this weekend. The county is encouraging people to stay inside and drink two to four glasses of water per hour. If you need to go outside, the county suggests wearing sunscreen and a hat to protect your face and head.
Check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, the very young and those with special needs, the advisory said. Assure pets have enough water and food and limit their exercise during high temperature times.
Several Harrison residents may be able to get free air conditioners, as well. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said air conditioners are available to low-income people with medical conditions.
The late spring and early summer have already brought several heat waves, which can be life-and-death matters for New Yorkers with serious medical conditions, Cuomo said. Senior citizens and children are especially susceptible to heat-related illness, and this initiative will provide low-income homes with much-needed air conditioners so that New Yorkers have the assistance they need to stay cool and healthy.
For more information on how to get a free air conditioner, call the Westchester Community Opportunity Program at 914-375-7887.
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