OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR
TOWN OF SOUTHOLD
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: August 12, 2021
From: Southold Town Supervisor Scott A. Russell
Re: Heat Advisory Information
According to the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services, a Heat Advisory is in effect in Northeast Suffolk County from 1:00PM this afternoon to 8:00PM Friday. Heat index values between 97 to 102 are expected. The highest heat index values will occur in the late afternoon to early evening hours each day.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or airconditioned environments.
Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.
The Southold Town Emergency Office remains in constant contact with Suffolk County OEM and will continue to monitor the situation. Should you or a loved one need to escape the heat, please contact the Southold Town Police Station Non-Emergency number at 631-765-2600 to be directed to a cooling center if needed.
For more information, contact Supervisor Russell’s Office at 631-765-1889.