Warm weather warnings

SU facilities gear up for record-high temperatures while steamy weather raises health concerns.

Central New York is practically melting from the suffocating summer temperatures. NewsChannel 9 WSYR is predicting 95-degree temperatures for the next two days -- record-breaking heat Syracuse isn't used to seeing. 

If campus feels like a desert, Syracuse University is trying to assuage the potentially dangerous heat. 

The Hildegarde, J. Myer Schine Student Center and the Goldstein Student Center are extending their hours to 9 p.m. through Thursday, July 8, so students can stay cool. For those looking for a relaxing dip in the water, Archibold Gymnasium's Webster Pool will be open from Noon to 6 p.m. through Friday, July 9. More information on pool hours is available at Recreation Services

SU Health Services is warning students about spotting symptoms for heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Some signs of heat stroke include high body temperatures, rapid pulse, dizziness, nausea and confusion. Meanwhile, heat exhaustion symptoms include intense sweating, paleness, cramps, fainting and vomiting. 

A heat advisory was issued today, so students should drink plenty of fluids and remain in an air-conditioned place. 

For more information, visit the New York State Department of Health.


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