(Norwalk, Conn.) Today, May 20, 2022, the City of Norwalk issued a public service announcement with safety tips ahead of the heat expected this summer and as we enter the first weekend of the year when temperatures are expected to rise into the 90s.
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, Norwalk is expected to have its first widespread 90- degree temperatures and heat indices of the season are expected throughout the weekend.
As of 5:45 PM this evening, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for southern Fairfield County, which includes Norwalk. It will be in effect tomorrow, May 21 from 12:00-8:00 PM. Residents should take precautions to stay cool and are encouraged to monitor their favorite weather apps and websites for updates and alerts.
Additionally, since air temperatures will be hot, cold-water temperatures will present a significant cold-water safety concern. Ocean and nearshore water temperatures are currently in the 50s to near 60 degrees range. This puts residents at greater risk of physical incapacitation and hypothermia if they fall in the water, which can occur within 10 minutes of entering the water, greatly increasing someone's risk of drowning.
Safety Tips to help you Stay Cool during the Hot Days ahead:
Residents can also access the City’s Summer safety tips by visiting, www.norwalkct.org. Additional resources can be found at www.ready.gov/heat
If you’re having an emergency, please don’t hesitate to call 9-1-1.