Heat Advisory in Effect

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING …


* Heat Index Values …In the mid 90s.

* Timing …This afternoon into early this evening.

* Impacts …The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can not stay cool.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS …

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain ‘Beat the Heat’ safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

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