Temps go up as Capital Region tries cooling down

June 18, 2018 01:24 PM

The Capital Region was spending Monday trying to keep cool on one of the hottest days so far this year. The combined heat and humidity made it feel even hotter than the actual temperature. Young kids and the elderly were told to be extra careful.

If you're out with pets, do so moderately and don't leave them in a car. Watch for any signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

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"We carry this equipment that we need. We carry it 24 hours a day seven days a week 365 days a year. We are prepared for this type of emergency. We just make sure the crews get back and have time to restock," said Jeff Williams of Mohawk Ambulance. "If you have the ability to stay inside where it's air-conditioned, go for it. There are several malls that you can go too. There are a lot of air-conditioned places. If you don't have that, at least dress in light clothing that's comfortable. Stay hydrated if you can get into an area with a breeze or a fan or something that would help."

"Whenever we come in the park, we try and choose the shaded path for bike rides or walks. Just to make sure that we get the exercise we need, but we stay safe at the same time," said Colonie resident Farzana Christy.

Most municipal pools will open this weekend. Albany and Colonie city pools will open Saturday. Watervliet will open Monday. There may be a delay for Schenectady city pools due to construction.

MORE INFORMATION: First Warning Weather | CDC: Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather | Free summer youth programs in Troy


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