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Ridgewood NJ, the National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY.
The Heat index values up to 104 expected. For Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-Eastern Bergen- Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-Eastern Union. From Sunday till 8 PM EDT Tuesday.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. The highest index values will occur during the afternoon and early evening hours. Heat Advisories may need to be extended into Wednesday.
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. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. 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.