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SUNY Warns New Yorkers About Hot Weather Risks

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Experts at the State University of New York system are warning New Yorkers to stay safe as the mercury rises.

SUNY is sharing tips for staying healthy through the next few days, when high temperatures are expected throughout the region.

They include limiting outside activities and exposure to the sun, wearing loose-fitting clothing and drinking plenty of water.

While the elderly, the very young and those with heart or respiratory issues face the greatest threat, Ricardo Azziz, SUNY's chief officer of academic health and hospital affairs, says high temperatures can put anyone at risk of heat-related illness.

High temperatures are expected throughout much of the nation through Monday.

(C) 2019 Associated Press

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.