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This is an important message from NY Alert HEADLINE: Excessive Heat Warning issued June 30 at 10:28AM EDT until July 02 at 10:00PM EDT by NWS Buffalo DESCRIPTION: ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EDT SUNDAY... ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SUNDAY TO 10 PM EDT MONDAY...

* LOCATIONS...Northern Erie County. The highest heat index values will be inland from the Lake Erie shore.

* TIMING...The Heat Advisory is in effect from noon today through noon Sunday. The Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from noon Sunday through late Monday evening. 

The highest heat index values will be from about noon through 8 PM each day.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...As high as 100 today. As high as 105 Sunday and Monday.

* 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: An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room...stay out of the sun... and check up 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. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Issued By: NWS Buffalo (Western New York) 

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