MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA — With temperatures expected to soar through Wednesday, Chief Todd Fitzgerald reports the Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department’s conference room is available as a cooling station.
A Heat Advisory remains in effect regionally until Wednesday, June 30 at 7 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Manchester-by-the-Sea may reach a high of 90 degrees today, 93 degrees tomorrow and 87 degrees Wednesday.
The Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department’s conference room at 10 Central St. will be open at all times to the public as a cooling station today, Tuesday and Wednesday. A cooling station is also available at Room 5 on the second floor of Town Hall, next door to the police station, during business hours from 8 am. to four p.m.
The Manchester-by-the-Sea Police Department also recommends the following safety tips from the American Red Cross and National Safety Council:
Heat Safety Tips:
- 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.
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids, like water.
- 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.
- Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
- Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day, which is typically around 3 p.m.
- Postpone outdoor games and activities if the temperature is too hot.
- Avoid extreme temperature changes.
- Take frequent breaks if working outdoors.
- Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat. Make sure they have plenty of cool water.
- Additional Tips for Parents:
- Limit playtime at peak sun exposure time and familiarize yourself with the signs of heat illnesses.
- Avoid burns. If playground equipment is hot to the touch, it is too hot for your child’s bare skin.
To learn more about summer safety, visit the National Safety Council’s summer safety website here.