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Town manager issues weather warning

Beware of the high heat and humidity through Sunday, which could create “dangerous heat conditions”

  Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree this week issued a weather warning to residents, urging them to take precautions against the high heat temperatures and humidity that are expected to hang over Saugus through the weekend.

  “The forecast is calling for excessive heat and high temperatures for the next couple of days. Hot temperatures combined with high humidity levels may create dangerous heat conditions. These conditions may cause heat illnesses to occur,” Crabtree said in a statement that was posted on the town website on Wednesday (July 20).

  “Residents are urged to take precautions during the predicted extreme heat. Never under any circumstances leave children or pets alone in a vehicle, find an air-conditioned space, or other cool spot for relief, and watch out for heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, and stay out of the sun,” the town manager said.

  Crabtree urged residents to check up on their family, friends and neighbors to make sure they are safe during the extreme heat. “Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911,” he stressed.

  “Please contact us if you are in need of any of these emergency services, including needing a cool spot for relief. We are here to help,” Crabtree said.

  “Our Police, Fire, Emergency Management, and Public Works Departments and our Emergency Medical Services are here to assist the residents of Saugus in any way we can. Please do not hesitate to call. Thank you and be safe,” he said.

  Residents in need of emergency services should contact Saugus Emergency Management (SEMA) at 781-231-4175 or call 911.

  The National Weather Service forecast mostly sunny, hot and humid weather for Saugus today, tomorrow and Sunday, with high temperatures of 94 (today), 95 (tomorrow) and 96 (Sunday) over the weekend.

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