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Brookline Massachusetts - Town of Brookline Issues Heat Advisory for May 21 May 22 20 May 2022 ( news )
Brookline , state Massachusetts ( By Press Release office)
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With temperatures this weekend forecast to be the highest yet this season , the Brookline Emergency Management Team would like to remind residents to take safety precautions during activities during hot weather , especially those that take place outdoors .
The region is expected to experience unseasonably hot weather Saturday and Sunday with temperatures reaching into the 90s . A
will be in effect regionally from Saturday , May 21 at 8 a . m . until Sunday , May 22 at 8 p . m .
The town has decided to open several water play areas in parks early this year due to the expected high temperatures . Water play areas will be open in the following locations:
Waldstein Playground ( Dean Road and Strathmore Rd/Clinton Path )
Soule Early Childhood Center ( Hammond Street )
Harry Downes Playground ( Pond Avenue and Jamaica Road )
Emerson Garden ( Davis Avenue and Waverly Street )
Winthrop Square ( St Paul and Freeman Streets )
Billy Ward Playground ( Aspinwall Avenue and Brook Street )
Clark Playground ( Cypress and Edwin Streets )
Robinson Playground ( Cypress and Franklin Streets )
Coolidge Playground ( Columbia and Kenwood Streets )
Lawton Playground ( Lawton Street )
Corey Hill Playground ( Summit Avenue )
Juniper Playground ( Juniper Streets )
Warren/Eliot Playground ( Eliot Street and Ackers Avenue )
To prevent illness and injuries , Brookline Emergency Management recommends the following safety tips from the American Red Cross and National Safety Council:
Heat Safety Tips:
Drink plenty of fluids , like water , even if you do not feel thirsty , and avoid alcoholic beverages , drinks with caffeine and large amounts of sugar — these actually cause you to lose more body fluid .
Wear loose - fitting , lightweight , light - colored clothing . Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays . Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide - brimmed hat , sunglasses , and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher 30 minutes prior to going out .
If you’re outside , find shade and minimize direct exposure to the sun .
Slow down , stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day , which is typically around 3 p . m .
Avoid extreme temperature changes .
Take frequent breaks if working outdoors .
Check on family , friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning , who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat .
If someone doesn’t have air conditioning , they should seek relief from the heat during the warmest part of the day in places like libraries , theaters , malls , etc .
Hot cars can be deadly . Never leave children or pets in your vehicle . The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach over 100 degrees , even on a 70 degree day .
Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat . Make sure they have plenty of cool water .
Watch for heat cramps , heat exhaustion and heat stroke .
Additional Tips for Parents:
Limit playtime at peak sun exposure time and familiarize yourself with the signs of
Avoid burns . If playground equipment is hot to the touch , it is too hot for your child’s bare skin .
Recognizing Heat Illnesses:
Look for: heavy sweating during intense exercise; muscle pain or spasms
If you have heat cramps:
Stop physical activity and move to a cool place
Drink water or a sports drink
Wait for cramps to go away before you do any more physical activity
Get medical help if cramps last longer than 1 hour , you’re on a low - sodium diet or if you have heart problems
Look for: heavy sweating; cold , pale , and clammy skin; fast , weak pulse; nausea or vomiting; muscle cramps; tiredness or weakness; dizziness; headache; fainting
If you expect heat exhaustion:
Move to a cool place
Loosen your clothes
Put cool , wet cloths on your body or take a cool bath
Get medical help if you are throwing up , your symptoms get worse or symptoms last longer than one hour
Look for: high body temperature ( 103°F or higher ) ; hot , red , dry , or damp skin; fast , strong pulse; headache; dizziness; nausea; confusion; passing out
If you expect a heat stroke:
Call 911 right away – heat stroke is a medical emergency
Move the person to a cooler place
Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath
Do not give the person anything to drink
Learn more about heat illnesses
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