*HEAT ADVISORY*

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

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY.

* TEMPERATURES…MID TO UPPER 90S.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…100 TO 105 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.
Target Area:
Cambria
Cameron
Clearfield
Elk
McKean
Potter
Somerset
Warren


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