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Town of Amherst Massachusetts - Tips to Beat the Heat Over the Coming Days 20 May 2022 ( news )
Town of Amherst , state Massachusetts ( By Press Release office)
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With the weather forecast calling for prolonged heat this weekend , we wanted to share some common sense tips & reminders for dealing with excessive heat .
Groff Park Splash Pad
will be open Friday , Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM , located at 83 Mill Lane in Amherst .
Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle . Even with the windows cracked open , interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes .
Slow down and avoid strenuous activity , especially during the hottest parts of the day .
Wear lightweight , loose - fitting , light - colored clothing . Light colors reflect heat and sunlight , and help maintain normal body temperature .
Drink plenty of water
— even if you are not thirsty .
Stay indoors as much as possible and limit exposure to the sun . Do not leave pets outside for extended periods of time .
If you must be outdoors , limit your outdoor activity to the morning and evening hours . Try to rest often in shady areas so your body temperature will have a chance to recover . Use sunscreen with a high SPF and wear a wide - brimmed hat .
If you do not have air conditioning , stay on your lowest floor , out of the sun . Use fans to stay cool and avoid using your stove and oven . Consider spending time in air - conditioned public spaces , such as libraries and theaters .
Know the symptoms of and watch out for heat - related illnesses . Call Amherst Public Safety at 9 - 1 - 1 to report any emergencies right away .
Be a good neighbor . Check on family , friends , and neighbors , especially the elderly , those who live alone , those with medical conditions , those who may need additional assistance , and those who may not have air conditioning .
Stay safe and cool!
Visit Amherst ' s Preparedness Page:
www . amherstma . gov/prepare
MEMA Heat Safety Website
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