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High Heat and Poor Air Quality till Monday Evening

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory and The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day :

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 8 PM EDT MONDAY… * WHAT…Heat index values up to 103 expected. * WHERE…Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN…From noon Sunday to 8 PM EDT Monday. * IMPACTS…High temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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. 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. 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.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for the following counties, Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union.  from 10 AM to 11 PM EDT Sunday and again on Monday.

An Ozone Action Day has been declared! Ozone is forecast to reach the unhealthy for sensitive groups category for locations along and south of the I-95 corridor. Sensitive individuals including the veryyoung, the elderly, and persons with respiratory diseases such as asthma, should avoid strenuous activities during the afternoon and early evening hours.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards. For additional information, please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Web site at

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