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Officials: Stay Cool On The 4th!

Composite Image by Dave Lucas

Capital Region cities are preparing for stifling heat and humidity forecast for the July 4th holiday.

With the mercury rising Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan invites residents to visit city pools and "look out for your neighbors."  "It's important when people are outside to make sure that they're staying hydrated, keeping their kids hydrated and of course using that sunscreen."

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden says dress cool...  "Stay out of the sun between 10 and 2, all the lessons that your mother taught you, drink plenty of fluids, don't exert yourself, it's not a good day to go out and run if it's 98 percent humidity."

Madden says Troy will provide fire hydrant sprinklers and splashpads for neighborhood kids.

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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