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Tips for residents to stay safe in the high heat

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A National Weather Service heat advisory has now expired. It was in effect yesterday from 1-8 pm, with index values reached well into the 90s in the greater Cortland County area.

Residents are reminded to drink plenty of fluids and stay in air-conditioned rooms out of the sun whenever possible.

You should also check up on relatives and neighbors who may be more vulnerable to the heat.

Additionally, young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

It’s also recommended to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening and to wear lightweight or loose fitting clothing.

For those working outdoors, OSHA recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.

Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.

In the event of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

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