Tuesday, June 29, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Heat Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County


The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Schuylkill County for Tuesday.

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 100 expected.

* WHERE...Montour, Northumberland, Columbia and Schuylkill Counties.

* WHEN...From 11 AM to 7 PM EDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...High temperatures and humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Excessive Heat can be life-threatening among at-risk populations, such as children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and stay in an air-conditioned room. Check up on relatives and neighbors, and provide pets with adequate water and shelter from the sun.

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. 

LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK.

If you work or spend time outside. 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.
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 911.

The advisory has been issued for all of Eastern Pennsylvania.

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