Tuesday, August 7, 2018

NWS - Heat Advisory Extended Through Wednesday Evening...


URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
338 AM EDT Tue Aug 7 2018

NYZ072>075-176-178-072000-
/O.EXT.KOKX.HT.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-180808T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
338 AM EDT Tue Aug 7 2018

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...95 to 101.

* TIMING...In the afternoon and into the early evening through
  Wednesday.

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

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.

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
http://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. 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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