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7/8/2020 - Heat Advisory July 8 - 9, 2020

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

From the National Weather Service New York NY

524 AM EDT Wed Jul 8 2020

 

For Eastern Passaic, Hudson, Western Bergen, Eastern Bergen, Western Essex, Eastern Essex, Western Union, Eastern Union

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY 7/8 UNTIL 6 PM EDT THURSDAY 7/9

* WHAT: Heat index values up to 98 expected.

* IMPACTS: Hot 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.

RESIDENTS WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING MAY CHECK WITH THE ENGLEWOOD COOLING CENTERS FOR AVAILABILITY