It’s the first day of Summer and it’s a hot one! Based on the temperatures outside, we hope you are all brushed up on how you can stay cool when the weather gets too hot.
The hot and humid weather we are experiencing not only causes discomfort, but it can pose health risks as well (especially for the infants and the elderly). Weather.com is forecasting temperatures today for the New York City area to reach as high as 97 degrees Fahrenheit, but with low winds and levels of humidity at about 48%, it could feel as hot as 100 degrees outside.
We recommend you review the following tips to beat the heat:
- Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
- Stay cool indoors in air conditioning if available.
- Wear lightweight and breathable clothing.
- Wear sunscreen and seek shade if you are outside.
- Schedule outdoor activities carefully, and pace yourself if you are feeling weak or tired.
- Monitor people at high risk, especially if you are the caretaker of a child or an elderly person.
- Use common sense.
- Shut off lights in high sunlight areas as well as areas not in use.
- Turn off computers that will not be used for any length of time.
- Raise air conditioning in occupied rooms and lower air conditioning in unoccupied rooms or turn it off.
We hope you’ve found these tips to helpful today and that you’ll avoid heat related health risks by keeping them in mind for the rest of the summer. If you have any insurance questions, please contact us at Mackoul & Associates at (516) 431-9100. Stay cool!