Tuesday, August 10, 2021

WEATHER ALERT: Heat Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County for Wednesday and Thursday


The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the next two days for Schuylkill County.

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

* WHAT...Heat index values between 100 and 104 expected.

* WHERE...Counties of Juniata-Franklin-Southern Lycoming-Union-Snyder-Montour-Northumberland-Columbia-Perry-Dauphin-Schuylkill-Lebanon- Cumberland-Adams-York-Lancaster

* WHEN...Noon to 7 PM on both Wednesday and Thursday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...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.

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