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Posted on: June 29, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Neuhaus advises Orange County residents to take precautions during high heat advisory days

Heat Advisory

Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus on Friday advised residents to take precautions in protecting themselves and their families during the high heat advisory days that the region is experiencing.

“This weather is very dangerous and we should all take this heat advisory seriously,” Neuhaus said. “Seniors are more susceptible to become overheated or dehydrated during this type of weather. I encourage County residents to visit senior relatives and neighbors at least twice a day during this heat wave.”

Temperatures will be around 90 on Friday, reach the low 90s on Saturday and soar to the mid to upper 90s on Sunday, according to The humidity will make it feel like it is five to 10 degrees hotter with a heat index of approximately 109 degrees on Sunday.

The hot weather will continue through the July 4th holiday. During this weather, residents should make sure to:

Stay Cool

  • Stay in air-conditioned buildings as much as possible.
  • Find an air-conditioned shelter.
  • Do not rely on a fan as your primary cooling device.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Take cool showers or baths.
  • Check on those most at-risk twice a day.

Stay Hydrated

  • Drink more water than usual.
  • Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids.
  • Drink from two to four cups of water every hour while working or exercising outside.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids containing high amounts of sugar.
  • Remind others to drink enough water.

Stay Informed

  • Stay updated on local weather forecasts so you can plan activities safely when it’s hot outside.

Heat illness may be recognized by the following symptoms: headache, dizziness or fainting, nausea or vomiting, weakness, muscle cramps, confusion, irritability, disorientation, or hallucinations and trouble breathing.

“I urge residents to try to keep cool during this heat wave and try to take it easy,” Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Brendan Casey said. “Don’t overdo it. In case of any heat related emergency, dial 9-1-1 immediately. Please don’t forget to make sure your pets are protected from the elements. They rely on you to look after them.”

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or


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