Orange Village Wants You To Beat The Heat!
Over the next few days and weeks we can expect the temperature to be well into the 90’s. With the heat index (what it feels like) expected to be 100 degrees or more. This can be very dangerous for all people but let’s remember our most vulnerable populations which include the elderly, children, and of course our companion animals. If you think someone is in distress or needs to be checked up on, please call 911, we are happy to assist.
Here are some tips to help you cope with the heat:
- Stay in air conditioned building as much as possible. Solon Senior Center at 35000 Portz Parkway and Ross DeJohn Community Center at 6306 Marsol Rd., Mayfield Heights are designated cooling centers near us. You can also visit the Orange Library during normal business hours
- Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and do not go out between 11am and 3pm
- Do not rely on a fan as your main cooling source
- Drink more water than usual and do not wait until you are thirsty. If you doctor limits your fluid intake, ask how much you should drink
- Cool down with showers, baths, ice packs or wet towels
- Wear loose, lightweights, light-colored clothing and a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen if you go outdoors
- Avoid hot and heavy meals, as they can overheat your body
- Know the symptoms of heat-related illnesses; nausea, migraines, dizziness, cramps and muscle fatigue
- Take precautions if you have heart disease or high blood pressure
- Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medicines you need
- Check up on friends, relatives and neighbors who may be less able to look after themselves.
- Provide plenty of fresh water and shade for your pets and remember if the ground is too hot for your bare feet it is too hot for your pet.
If you have concerns about an uncomfortable hot house that is affecting your health or that of someone else seek medical advice.
If you use a portable inhalation device and your home loses power, you can go to the Fire Department to plug in your device.
Road Work – Lander Road Will Be One Way
Beginning the week of Monday, June 3rd (weather permitting), trail construction will begin on Lander Road. During this time, Lander Road will be one way heading northbound only from Emery to Harvard Roads. Detour signs will be posted. Depending on the weather the closure will begin as early as Monday of next week.
Brainard Road will be open to two way traffic prior to the closure of the southbound lane of Lander Road.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Once again, Lander Road will be restricted to one-way traffic heading northbound between Emery and Harvard Roads beginning the week of Monday, June 3rd.
Please drive safely through these areas and avoid them if at all possible.
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