Long Islanders try to beat the heat

Long Islanders are suffering through another day of heat and humidity Tuesday. Parts of the Island will see temperatures in the 90s, prompting warnings to residents. Doctors say Long Islanders should

News 12 Staff

Jul 10, 2007, 8:15 PM

Updated 6,220 days ago

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Long Islanders are suffering through another day of heat and humidity Tuesday.
Parts of the Island will see temperatures in the 90s, prompting warnings to residents. Doctors say Long Islanders should try to stay indoors to avoid the sweltering heat. Doctors also suggest those who work outdoors drink plenty of water, wear lightweight clothing and take breaks.
Experts are also reminding residents about using plenty of sunscreen if heading to the beach or working outside. Sunscreen should be put on every two hours, they say, and also reapplied after sweating or swimming.
Steve Linzer, a paramedic for the Nassau County Police Department, says the recent weather has made his job a little more difficult. He says emergency rooms are filling up at local hospitals and that many Long Islanders with breathing problems are suffering due to the heat.
Residents are warned to be aware of the symptoms of heat-related illnesses. Muscle cramps can be the first sign, followed by headaches, dizziness, weakness, exhaustion or nausea. If these symptoms occur, Long Islanders are instructed to drink plenty of fluids and to call 911 immediately if symptoms get worse.
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