Friday, July 15, 2016

NWS issues Heat Advisory

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Event:Heat Advisory
Alert:
...HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONTINUES THROUGH FRIDAY... 
 
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 
7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... 
 
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...IN THE UPPER 90S DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE 
LOWER TO MID 90S...AND DEW POINTS IN THE MID 60S. 
 
* TIMING...FRIDAY AFTERNOON. 
 
* IMPACTS...HOT 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.

Instructions: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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