Sizzling in Cooperstown for Baseball HOF Induction Weekend

If you are out in the heat for an extended period of time, you may not realize how dehydrated you can get so quickly.

Posted: Jul 19, 2019 12:46 PM
Updated: Jul 19, 2019 5:33 PM

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- The heat is on in Cooperstown for Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.

If you are out in it for an extended period of time, you may not realize how dehydrated you can get so quickly.

The folks over at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown are preparing, just in case this oppressive heat overcomes people over the weekend.

Dr. Mark Winther is the chief of emergency and trauma services at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, and he expects people to be brought to the emergency department this weekend. He says take precautions so you can help make sure you’re not one of them.

"We have emergency department which we staffed up there we also have an urgent care that is after hours so we stepped up that as well in preparation," the doctor said.

The last sound anyone wants to hear this weekend, is the sound of an ambulance.

“Shade is quite important and when you’re out in the heat it’s going to be challenging you would lose most of her heat through evaporation that’s why the loose clothing is important hydration is important hats and sometimes even shade like umbrellas,” he said.

The businesses up and down Main Street are all selling water for $2 or $3 a bottle, which is going to be a money maker this weekend.

The business owners, fans and even Cooperstown residents are all prepared.

For those planning to cone to Cooperstown either Friday, Saturday or induction Sunday – take the heat seriously.

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