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 Town of Amherst Massachusetts - Tips  to Beat  the Heat Over  the Coming Days 20 May 2022 ( news )

Town of Amherst Massachusetts - Tips to Beat the Heat Over the Coming Days 20 May 2022 ( news )

Town of Amherst , state Massachusetts
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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 d......own 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!
   Jones Library Building Closed this weekend:
    Please be advised due to the excessive heat being forecasted the Jones Library building will be closed this weekend , Saturday and Sunday , May 21 and 22 , 2022 .  
   Visit Amherst ' s Preparedness Page:
   www . amherstma . gov/prepare
   MEMA Heat Safety Website
   



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