Broome Beaches All Open in Time for Scorching Heat
Just in time for heat indexes expected to approach the 100-degree mark this week, Broome County says the beach at Greenwood Park is back open.
Last week, a water sample showed an elevated E-coli level, prompting County Parks officials to close the beach. A second test found levels back to normal.
The County reopened the beach in time for the weekend and the sizzling temperatures.
The National Weather Service in Binghamton says Broome County can expect temperatures in the 90s and upper 80s through the entire week with high humidity making it feel even hotter.
Areas to the west, including Tioga County, are under a Heat Advisory July 7 from 1 to 8 p.m. with heat index values of 95 to 100 degrees expected.
Residents are advised to stay inside and in air conditioning if possible, drink plenty of water, if outside, seek shade and take frequent breaks from activities and provide shade and water for animals. It’s also advised to check on the elderly and others who are more adversely affected by the heat.
Authorities say no one, animal nor human, should be left unattended in a vehicle during the hot weather under any circumstances.