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HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
336 AM EDT THU JUL 14 2016

…HOT AND VERY HUMID TODAY…

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING…

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…UP TO 102 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER
90S…AND DEWPOINTS IN THE LOWER 70S.

* TIMING…THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THE RISK FOR
HEAT RELATED HEALTH ISSUES…ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY…
THOSE WITH CHRONIC HEALTH PROBLEMS SUCH AS LUNG AND HEART
DISEASE…THOSE WORKING OUTDOORS…AND OTHER HEAT SENSITIVE
GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED
ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN…AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND
NEIGHBORS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE
AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

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…CALL 9 1 1.

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