High Heat Alert

THURSDAY 7/18 3:25PM-NWS HAS UPGRADED TO EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING; SEE TEXT BELOW

Extreme hot and humid conditions will develop for Friday, Saturday and Sunday resulting in dangerous heat conditions with heat indices potentially reaching or exceeding 100 degrees during the afternoon hours. Heat Advisories have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) already. There is also a chance of thunderstorms Friday through Monday, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. There is a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms across eastern New York for Friday afternoon and evening, with damaging wind gusts possible.

Due to the extreme heat predicted, the Paine Street Park Spray Park, open to residents, will extend their regular hours and be open on Friday and Saturday night from 6-8 p.m.

High heat and strong thunderstorms always bring the risk of power outages. If we experience a power outage in Green Island, we will immediately open cooling center(s) and emergency alerts will be sent out with locations and hours. The Green Island Community Center at 5 George Street would be the first to open in an emergency. Further information will be posted on this website.

If you are not yet signed up for emergency alerts, please stop in the Village Office and do so as soon as possible. This is how we communicate with you during an emergency. The deadline for submission is Friday at 12 noon if you want to assure that you will receive an alert this weekend.

The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

• Drink plenty of fluids

• Stay in an air-conditioned room

• Stay out of the sun

• Check up on relatives, friends and neighbors, especially the elderly

• As always, please call 9-1-1 if you have any emergency and do not hesitate to contact them to ask for a check on the welfare of any resident.

Please click here to see link to heat related safety precautions:

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING This is an important message from NY Alert HEADLINE: Excessive Heat Warning issued July 18 at 3:25PM EDT until July 20 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Albany DESCRIPTION: …HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY TO NOON EDT SATURDAY… …EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY… The National Weather Service in Albany has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Saturday. A Heat Advisory has also been issued. This Heat Advisory is in effect from noon Friday to noon EDT Saturday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect. * Location…Mohawk and Hudson River Valleys, southern Taconics, and Litchfield County in Connecticut. * Heat Index Values…Up to 105 on Friday due to temperatures in the low 90s and dew points in the low 70s. Up to 110 on Saturday due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s. * Timing…12 noon Friday through 8 PM Saturday. * Impacts…Heat illnesses likely for those spending prolonged periods of time outdoors or in non-air conditioned locations. Prolonged heat is most dangerous for young children and the elderly. Car temperatures can reach lethal temperatures in minutes. Temperatures will remain very warm and muggy Friday night, preventing non-air conditioned buildings from cooling off. INSTRUCTIONS: An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun… and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Issued By: NWS Albany (Eastern New York and Western New England)

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