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Excessive heat hitting the Hudson Valley this week

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Albany/HV: Excessive heat hitting the Hudson Valley this week
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The hot weather means more people are turning to air conditioning this week. YNN's Meredith Zaritheny was in Goshen where Orange County is preparing for the expected surge in power use.

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. -- The National Weather Service is warning residents about excessive heat hitting the Hudson Valley throughout the week. A heat advisory is in effect for parts of the lower Hudson Valley, including the following counties: Orange, Dutchess, Putnum and Ulster. Temperatures will feel like 100 degrees when they peak.

The National Weather Service is recommending that you stay out of the sun and in an air-conditioned area if possible. They said anyone outside for prolonged periods can put themselves at risk for a heat-related illness. And it would also be a good idea to check up on relatives and neighbors throughout the day.

Organizations across the Hudson Valley are offering cooling stations for residents at the following locations:

Ulster County

Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Town of Lloyd Town Hall, 12 Church Street and Town of Wawarsing Town Hall, 108 Canal Street, noon to 4 p.m. each day this week, except Wednesday when it will be open 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Orange County

City of Newburgh
Activity Center at 401 Washington Street as a Cooling Center for our residents. Open until 9 p.m. this week

The pool at Delano Hitch Recreation Park, (also at 401 Washington Street) will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (closed from 4:30-5 p.m.).

The mist stick at Audrey Carey Park (Liberty Street between Farrington & Third) is another way to cool off

Town of Crawford
Cooling center at Town Hall
Open Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Open Friday 8:30 a.m. to noon


Tips for remaining cool from the Ulster County Department of Health:

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