Sheepshead Bites posted an article about the ongoing heat wave warnings for our area and tips on how to stay cool. Read the article here.
In the meanwhile, follow these tips from the National Weather Service to keep safe during the warm weather:
- Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day. Individuals at risk should stay in the coolest available place, not necessarily indoors.
- Dress for summer. Lightweight, light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.
- Foods (like proteins) that increase metabolic heat production also increase water loss.
- Drink plenty of water or non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages.
- Spend more time in air-conditioned places. Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, spending some time each day (during hot weather) in an air conditioned environment affords some protection.
- Never leave persons, especially children, and pets in a closed, parked vehicle
- Don’t get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult.
If you’ve enjoyed the articles I’ve written on neighborhood architecture, you can check out Sheepshead Bites today, which features a piece with yours truly detailing some of the different architectural styles and ornamentation found in that neck of the woods.
Southern Brooklyn is usually overlooked by the architectural community at large when it comes to all but our most famous historical structures. One of the problems is that many of our older buildings are simply ignored by us.
The long term plan is to document and bring newfound appreciation to the treasures that are our historic buildings and homes – many of which sit right under our noses.
This news tip and accompanying footage is courtesy of Sheepshead Bites reader Yelena. On Tuesday she managed to capture video of a sports car with Jersey plates, apparently a Porsche that had caught fire, on the ramp for Exit 4 on the Belt Parkway.
Here’s what Yelena had to say:
I’m an active reader of your forum, I have to say thanks to your News Blog I stay informed of whats going on around me. Yesterday afternoon my boyfriend and I were driving back from AC, tired beyond belief I saw some thing you don’t see everyday. A posche (sic) that was steaming with smoke, at first I just saw a bunch of smoke then noticed the fire beneath the vehicle. The video isn’t great but if you pause at 8 sec you’ll get the picture. Thanks for your time! Btw keep it up your blog is truly one of a kind.
You can link to the video here (FYI- the ‘S bomb’ gets dropped at the end)
Thanks, Yelena! [FYI- The Bean? Also one of a kind ; )]