Wednesday, June 30, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Heat Advisory Issued for Wednesday Afternoon


The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Wednesday afternoon.

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Heat index values around 100 degrees expected.

* WHERE...Counties of Southern Lycoming-Union-Snyder-Montour-Northumberland-Columbia-Dauphin-Schuylkill-Lebanon-York-Lancaster

* WHEN...The hottest conditions will occur during the afternoon. Cooling thunderstorms are likely in many spots by early evening.

* IMPACTS...The combination of heat and high 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 9 1 1.

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