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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued an EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY.
For the first Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 107 expected. For the second Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 108 expected.
Area affected Western Passaic, Eastern Passaic, Hudson, Western Bergen, Eastern Bergen, Western Essex, Eastern Essex, Western ,Union, and Eastern Union Counties.
Excessive Heat Warning, from 11 AM to 8 PM EDT Wednesday. For the second Excessive Heat Warning, from 11 AM to 8 PM EDT Thursday.
Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses,particularly for those working or participating in outdoor activities.
An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or greater. 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 light weight and loose fitting
clothing when possible, and drink plenty of water.
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
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.