Albany, Ore. – Temperatures are forecast to continue in the upper 90s Fahrenheit into the coming weekend, with more than 100 degrees possible Thursday and Friday. City of Albany officials encourage residents and Albany visitors to stay safe and to look out for neighbors, friends, and pets as the hot weather continues.
- Anyone can quickly be overcome by the heat. Watch out for early signs of heat-related health emergencies such as profuse sweating, fatigue, excessive thirst, and muscle cramps. Call 911 if symptoms progress to a fever (temperature above 104 °F); irrational behavior; extreme confusion; and/or dry, hot, and red skin.
- If you do not have air conditioning or other cooling at home, most local restaurants, theaters, shopping malls, and other commercial establishments are cooled and remain open until the hottest time of day is past.
- Use caution when using area waterways to cool off. Hazards in lakes, rivers, and streams can be hidden; and swimmers can get caught in them without warning. Always wear a life jacket when using watercraft; life jackets are available for loan free of charge at Albany Fire Station #11, 110 Sixth Avenue SE.
- Restrict recreational fires to permanently constructed pits or store-purchased barbeque equipment. Never leave a fire unattended and have a garden hose or other reliable water source close at hand for emergencies.
- Be careful while smoking and dispose of spent smoking materials safely.
- Never leave an animal alone in a vehicle, exercise them only in the cool of early morning or evening, and always provide shade and water for animals that are outside. Bring pets inside during the heat of the day to a cool place with water inside the house.
News Release from: City of Albany www.cityofalbany.net