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Public health officials urge residents to take precautions during extreme heat

By Staff | Jun 17, 2024

NASHUA – With excessive heat and humidity in New Hampshire expected to last from June 18 through June 21, state and local public health and emergency management officials are urging residents to take the necessary precautions in an effort to avoid heat-related illness.

Heat stroke is an emergency and medical help should be requested by calling 911. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded location and drink water while waiting for help. Nashua Public Health and Emergency Management officials are encouraging residents to practice the following precautions to stay safe and prevent heat-related illness.

Drink plenty of water, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors.

Monitor those at high risk. Although anyone at any time can suffer from heat-related illness.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. Schedule frequent breaks in shared or air conditioned environments.

Limit use of appliances, such as your dryer, dishwasher and oven to avoid unwanted heat indoors.

When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

Learn the signs and symptoms of heat-related illnesses and how to treat them.

The following city pools will be open from 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

Centennial Pool, 24 Sargents Ave.

Crown Hill Pool, 27A Burke St.

Rotary Pool and Wading Pool, 37 Blanchard St.

Greeley Park and Wading Pool, 100 Concord St.

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