Ward 3 Quick Update July 18, 2019

Ward 3 Resident,

I have a few quick updates to share with you below. Be safe this weekend with the extreme heat coming our way. Please keep pets inside and check on any elderly neighbors you have to make sure they are doing ok.

Fishing Derby Re-Scheduled
Due to the extreme heat predicated for tomorrow July 19th, the Annual George Modock Jr Memorial Fishing Derby has been postponed and will now take place on Friday July 26th at 10:00am.

City Cooling Location 
Due to the anticipated extreme heat watch this weekend. The North Royalton Family YMCA located at 11409 State Road will be opening it’s facility as a cooling location for relief from the heat. The YMCA will be open Friday until 10:00pm, Saturday until 5:00pm, and Sunday until 4:00pm. Please bring your drivers license or state identification for security purposes.

Tips on Protect Yourself From the Dangers of Extreme Heat  
The effects of rising temperatures and extreme heat result in numerous illnesses and deaths each year. For many people, warm weather is a time for fun-filled outdoor activities. However, hot weather and outdoor activities don’t always mix well, especially during periods of extreme heat— times when temperatures are substantially hotter and/or more humid than average, extreme heat can cause people to suffer from heat-related illness, and even death. People suffer heat related illness when their bodies are unable to properly cool themselves.  Older adults, young children and people with chronic medical conditions are at high risk for heat-related illness and death. Warmer temperatures can mean higher ozone levels.  Pay attention to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s air quality index when planning outdoor summer activities, especially if you have asthma or another lung disease. When temperatures are extremely high, take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:
• Stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay informed.
• If you do not have air conditioning, visit a shopping mall or public library for a few hours.
• Drink plenty of fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level.
• Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
• NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, including pets.
• Visit older adults or others at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

School Supply Drive 
Please consider donating to the Supplying Success school supply drive going on now till August 2nd. All supplies donated will be used families in need here in North Royalton. See below flier for more details.

North Royalton Fire Department Food Drive
In December, the North Royalton Fire Department had a very successful food drive organized between University Hospitals, Parma Medical Center and surrounding city Fire Departments. Their goal was to schedule a “Christmas in July” Food Drive, however have been unable to secure a date at this time. Beginning July 1st, North Royalton Fire Department would like to challenge North Royalton residents to drop off “unexpired” food donations during the month of July to our main station, located at 7000 Royalton Road. All food donated will be distributed among families in our community through the Food Pantry at Royal Redeemer. The reason for this challenge is due to the inventory being low during the summer months at the Food Pantry. The Food Drive will take place for the month of July!

Have a Safe Weekend!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council