Cities Warn Residents to Take Precautions With Excessive Heat

Cities and towns are preparing for the heat this weekend with cooling centers and splash pads for residents.

Many towns are extending their pool hours and offering shelter to those who are in need of a break from the heat.

With large outdoor events such as the Florida Georgia Line concert at Xfinity Theatre, Cirque de Soleil right downt the street and the Greater Hartford Festival of Jazz at Bushnell Park, it is important to know what to do to prevent heat exhaustion or a heat stroke.

The most important thing you can do is try to stay out of the heat and stay hydrated.

If you start to feel light-headed, nauseous or have a headache, make sure you immediately get out of the sun and start drinking water.

"Whether you're sitting out at the Jazz Festival with a bottle of wine or tailgating at the Florida Georgia Line concert, please be aware that extreme heat can make alcohol more dangerous and parents, if your kids are going to the concert make sure you're thinking about that," Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said.

Hartford is expecting an additional 25,000 to 30,000 people in the city this weekend.

New Haven is also expecting a large influx of people this weekend with the Lisa Lisa concert on the green.

"When was the last time we saw feel-like temperatures of 110 degrees? You get that inland. You don't get that along the coast," Director of Emergency Operations Rick Fontana warned.

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