Midday News Brief
Written by Dan Fischer on August 25, 2021
A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 o’clock tonight.
The National Weather Service is forecasting heat index values today as high as 100-degrees.
The advisory extends to all of Genesee, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Temperatures near or above 90 coupled with high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.
The Weather Service advises you to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Governor Hochul has already made an announcement that will affect a lot of New Yorkers in the next few weeks. Yesterday, the governor said she’s directing the state Department of Health to make mask wearing mandatory in all schools. Hochul says the goal is to prevent an outbreak of the virus in school buildings that could lead to students and staff getting sick. The governor also suggests districts create a COVID-19 vaccination policy that would give employees the option of not getting immunized but only if they agree to weekly testing for coronavirus.
The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office is asking the [public’s help in locating a woman last seen in Byron.
The missing woman is Madalyn Muntz. She was last seen on Monday.
The sheriff’s office notes that Madalyn is NOT in any trouble but they are trying to find her to be sure she is OK.
If you see her or know of her whereabouts, call 9-1-1.
PHOTO: Madalyn Muntz
Former Governor Andrew Cuomo has lost his Emmy award for his 2020 daily COVID-19 briefings. The EMMY Academy wrote in a statement:
“In light of the New York Attorney General’s report, and Andrew Cuomo’s subsequent resignation as Governor, it is rescinding his special 2020 International Emmy Award.”