Thursday, July 20, 2017

Heat Advisory Continues Through This Evening...




URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
330 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY...

NYZ072>075-176-178-210000-
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New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
330 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...In the mid 90s to around 100 degrees.

* Timing...Into This Evening. The highest heat index values will
  occur during the afternoon into early evening.

* Impacts...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
  outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause
  illness and death among the at-risk population who can not
  stay cool.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

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.

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