Friday, July 8, 2016

Heat Advisory remains in effect until 5 pm this afternoon


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
432 AM EDT FRI JUL 8 2016

...HOT AND HUMID TODAY IN NEW YORK CITY...

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NEW YORK (MANHATTAN)-BRONX-RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-
KINGS (BROOKLYN)-NORTHERN QUEENS-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
432 AM EDT FRI JUL 8 2016

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM EDT THIS AFTERNOON...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...MID 90S.

* TIMING...MID MORNING INTO AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS 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...AND ESPECIALLY SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST
  SIGNIFICANT HEAT EVENT OF THIS SUMMER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED FOR NEW YORK CITY WHEN THE COMBINATION
OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS AT
LEAST 95 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS...OR 100 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 FIND A NYC COOLING CENTER CALL 3-1-1 OR
VISIT NYC.GOV/OEM

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS.

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