HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM

…DANGEROUS HEAT WAVE TO IMPACT MUCH OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA TODAY AND FRIDAY…

Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, McKean, Potter, somerset, Tioga, and Warren Counties.

A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* TEMPERATURES…LOW TO MID 90S.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…UP TO 104 DEGREES.
Instructions: 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. 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. RESIDENTS SHOULD CHECK UP ON ELDERLY RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS…AND REMEMBER TO PROVIDE PETS WITH ADEQUATE WATER AND SHELTER FROM THE SUN.


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