Safety Tips For This Weekend Heat Watch

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This coming weekend weather officials have issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect from noon Friday to 8 PM EDT Sunday. Heat waves, and even exposure to high temperatures for a short time, can be very dangerous. 

Below are some tips to help you identify the signs of dehydration, heatstroke, and heat exhaustion, which can be life-threatening.

We would like to remind everyone to dial 911 at the first sign of a medical emergency.  In addition, it is advisable to check on family, friends and neighbors, especially if they are senior citizens.

Signs & Symptoms:

Heat Exhaustion

How Heatstroke Can Be Prevented

How to treat Heatstroke and Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke


How Dehydration Can Be Prevented

PSEG, which is already operating at nearly its limit, needs our help with balancing the load on the grid. To prevent power outages, we need to do our part by raising AC thermostat by just 1 degree, powering down any unused electronics and doing laundry and dishwashing after 10 PM. “These changes may seem small but will make a big difference” said Mayor Weinstock.

Below are some low or no cost energy measure you should follow this weekend.