Mayor Kim Announces Public Cooling Station as Heat Advisory Takes Affect
Saratoga Springs, New York, July 6, 2023 – The National Weather Service has announced that the Saratoga Springs region is under a heat advisory, with heat index values expected to reach 95-99. To keep residents safe and cool, Mayor Kim is announcing a public cooling station will be available in the Music Hall in City Hall beginning at noon and running to 8:00 PM tonight. Furthermore, Kim announced that whenever the National Weather Service announces a heat advisory for Saratoga Springs, City Hall will be open as a cooling center
According to the National Weather Service residents in an area where there is a heat advisory should 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. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
City Hall is located at 474 Broadway in Saratoga Springs. The Music Hall is located on the third floor. If you have any questions, please contact Jessie House at 518-587-3550 ext. 2522.