Thursday, August 12, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Thursday


The National Weather Service has issued an "Excessive Heat" Warnings for Schuylkill County.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT THURSDAY...

* WHAT...Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values between 105 and 110 expected.

* WHERE...Portions of central Pennsylvania.

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

* IMPACTS...Increased risk for heat-related illnesses. The heat may be life-threatening to the elderly and those in poor health, due to prolonged exposure without air conditioning. Air quality unhealthy for sensitive groups. Surge in cooling demand.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Excessive Heat can be life-threatening among at-risk populations, such as children, the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions. Overnight low temperatures will also be very warm and oppressively muggy.

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.

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