Thanks Howard. There's no reason to bring any dogs for a ride today if you have to leave the car, even for a few minutes.
Weather service warns of another day of hot weather, caution advised
Submitted by Howard Owens on July 18, 2013 - 9:49am
This morning, a deputy talking with dispatch said, "It's as hot as Texas." The dispatcher agreed, and now so does the National Weather Service.
A heat advisory is effect from now until 8 p.m.
The heat index values are expected to climb to 100 to 104.
Exposure to high temperatures can be a health risk, especially for young children and the elderly.
From the advisory:
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 LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.
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. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY - CALL 9 1 1.
Remember, don't leave your dogs in parked cars. Somebody will call it in and The Batavian will report it.
Even leaving a dog outside in this heat is extremely dangerous. Yesterday in Erie County, a dog died some time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., even though the owner had left it with water.