Hot weather is anticipated in our area throughout the next few days. The Hanover Council on Aging building, located at 665 Center Street, will be open during normally scheduled weekday hours and on Saturday, August 6th, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, during the Veterans BBQ, in case you need to escape the heat. The John Curtis Free Library, located at 534 Hanover Street, will be open during normally scheduled weekday summer hours.
A heat advisory remains in effect until Friday, August 5, 2022. Heat index values up to 101°F are expected. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.
With high temperatures, please leave your dogs and pets at home where it is nice and cool, whenever possible. Don’t bring them out in your cars or take them for walks. Remember that the inside of a car can heat up to well over 100°F in just a few moments, even with the windows cracked, when it's this hot out. Pets can suffer needlessly and could die when left in a car even on a moderately hot day.
For safety tips and additional information, visit hanover-ma.gov/summerweather.