posted on July 21, 2011 07:44
Genesee County is under an Excessive Heat Warning from Noon today until 7p.m. tonight.
This replaces the Excessive Heat Advisory that was issued yesterday.
The National Weather Service is predicting temperatures this afternoon will reach into the mid 90’s. Heat index values, when the humidity is factored in, could be as high as 105.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check in on relatives and neighbors.
Today’s predicted excessive heat has caused the city of Batavia to cancel its Summer Recreation Program for the day. With temperatures that could top 95 degrees, the city says being outdoors could be unsafe for people of all ages.
A Bergen mom kept her cool and revived her two-year-old daughter found lying face down in a wading pool.
The toddler was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and is doing fine today.
The frightening scene unfolded yesterday afternoon at a trailer park along Griswold Road.
The mother made a frantic call to 9-11.
Dispatchers were ready to instruct her on CPR procedures when the mom went into action on her own and revived her child.
Names have not been released.
Reversing a four-year trend of declines, Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced it raised 10-point-six-million dollars during its last annual appeal. It was the first time since 2007 that the charity met or exceeded its stated goal.
The man believed to have caused the crash in Yates County on Tuesday in which five people died is a recent parolee. Forty-two-year-old Steven Eldridge of Penn Yann was released from prison after spending two years behind bars for stealing a Rochester Police squad car and leading cops on a 13-mile chase through the city. Eldridge now faces five counts of criminally negligent homicide and driving while intoxicated.