Friday, August 13, 2021

Heat Advisory Issued for Friday Afternoon for Schuylkill County


The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Schuylkill County for Friday.HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT FRIDAY...

* WHAT...Heat index values up to 99 expected.

* WHERE...Counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Juniata, Fulton, Franklin, Southern Lycoming, Union, Snyder, Montour, Northumberland, Columbia, Perry, Schuylkill, and Cumberland.

* WHEN...From noon to 7 PM EDT Friday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures 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.

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.