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Another Excessive Heat Warning Issued. PLEASE Stay Cool During These Dangerous Temps!

This is an important message from NY Alert HEADLINE: Heat Advisory issued July 01 at 9:53AM EDT until July 02 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo DESCRIPTION: ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EDT MONDAY... * LOCATIONS...Southern Erie and Wyoming counties and the western Southern Tier. The highest heat index values will be in the valleys away from the Lake Erie shore. * TIMING...Through late Monday evening. The highest heat index values will be from around noon to 8 PM each day. * HEAT INDEX VALUES...As high as 96 to 102. * IMPACTS...Consecutive days of dangerous heat and humidity will bring an increased risk for heat related illness. The elderly, very young, pregnant, and those with heart and respiratory conditions that don`t have access to air conditioning are especially at risk during long lasting heat waves. INSTRUCTIONS: A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun...and check in on relatives and neighbors. Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. when possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. 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. Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York) 

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