Temperatures soar into the upper 90s
Hot and humid weather has arrived just in time for July.
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory through Monday night. Heat Index Values will make it feel like 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. It could feel hotter in urbanized valley locations.
Daytime temperatures will remain above 90 throughout most of the week ahead. Forecasters say there will be little relief as temperatures will be in the 70s only briefly in overnight hours.
People are advised to drink plenty of water, avoid the direct sun, stay in air-conditioned rooms, plus look in of neighbors and relatives. Those who work or spend time outside should schedule strenuous activities in early morning or evening.
OSHA officials recommend that if you work outside there should also be frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas. Anyone overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. In that case, 9-1-1 should also be called.
Broome County officials say cooling stations are open in county parks, most municipal libraries, senior centers and at most public pools. (Please see the list below.)
The Floral Avenue Park pool in Johnson City, however, is closed until further notice due to mechanical issues. Village officials hope to re-open that pool soon. They ask that residents visit the Spray park at CFJ Park as an alternative.
Here is a list of Cooling Center sites in Broome County: *Open Saturday **Open Saturday and Sunday
Centers may be available only during extreme heat events. Call before you go. Broome County Public Library, 185 Court Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-778-6400 Broome West Senior Center, 2801 Wayne Street, Endwell, 13760, 607-785-3427 **Columbus Park Spray Pad, 9 Columbus Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7168 Deposit Senior Center, 14 Monument Street, Deposit, 13754, 607-467-3953 **Dorchester Park, 5469 NY Rt 26, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-4612 Eastern Broome Senior Center, 27 Golden Lane, Harpursville, 13787, 607-693-2069 **Fairview Pool (small pool), 54 Fairview Ave, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7208 *Fenton Free Library, 1062 Chenango Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-724-8649 **Floral Ave Pool (small pool), 200 Floral Ave, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-3031 *George F Johnson Memorial Library, 1001 Park Street, Endicott, 13760, 607-757-5350 **Greenwood Park, 153 Greenwood Road, Lisle, 13797, 607-862-9933 **Highland Park Pool, 801 Hooper Road, Endwell, 13760, 607-786-2970 **Johnson City Senior Center, 30 Brocton Street, Johnson City, 13790,607-797-3145 **MacArthur Pool (small pool), 1081 Vestal Ave, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7205 *Mary L Wilcox Library, 2630 Main Street, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-3159 **Nathaniel Cole Park, 1674 Colesville Road, Harpursville, 13787, 607-693-2700 North Shore Towers Senior Center, 24 Isbell Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-6214 **North Side Pool, 1 Pleasant Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7202 Northern Broome Senior Center, 12 Strongs Place, Whitney Point, 13862, 607-692-3405 **Oakdale Mall, 601-635 Harry L Drive, Johnson City, 13790, 607-798-9380 **Recreation Park, 103 Laurel Ave, Binghamton, 13901,607-772-9166 **South Side Pool, 95 Jackson Street, Binghamton, 13901, 607-772-7204 **Spray Park at CFJ Park, 98 CFJ Blvd, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-3031 **Vestal Public Library 320 Vestal Parkway E Vestal, NY 13850 607-754-4244 **Vestal Memorial Pool, 209 Clayton Ave, Vestal, 13850, 607-754-3368 Vestal Senior Center, 201 Main Street, Vestal, 13850, 607-754-9596 West Endicott Park Pool (small pool), 525 Maple Street, Endicott, 13760, 607-786-2970 *Your Home Public Library, 107 Main Street, Johnson City, 13790, 607-797-4816