BOSTON (CBS) – When temperatures climb into the 90s, people would be wise to take precautions. Below is a guide of heat-related resources.
Tips on Recognizing and Avoiding Heat Stroke – If you’re out in extreme heat, you need to be careful to avoid heat stroke. Heat stroke is dangerous and can even be deadly.
Tips on Avoiding Sunburn – The extreme heat may be gone in a few days, but it could definitely leave a lasting mark on your skin if you aren’t careful.
FIND SOMEWHERE TO ‘CHILL’ OUT
- Get outdoors and embrace the heat. Visit one of the Boston-Area’s Best Beaches, take the kids to a water park or pool, or hit up an ice cream shop. Avoiding both brain freeze and a puddle of melted ice cream could be tricky. Care to give it a try?
- Cooling Centers in and around Boston: There are plenty of public spots that will open up in and around Boston so you have a place to go to cool down.
- List of Free DCR-Run Pools: The state runs dozens of public pools that offer people a place to beat the heat and chill out. The best part is that they’re free.
- List of DCR-Run Ponds & Freshwater Beaches: The state manages about 50 different public ponds and lakes. Most have public restroom facilities available and are staffed with lifeguards.
- List of DCR-Run Saltwater Beaches: The ocean breeze and cool water temperatures make the heat a little easier to bear.