NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: A heat advisory is in effect until Monday, August 8, 2022 8:00 p.m.

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL MONDAY AUGUST 8, 2022 8 PM

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THE HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8:00 PM EDT MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 2022

* WHAT… The heat index goes from 95 to 100 on Sunday and up to 102 on Monday.

* WHERE… Parts of northeastern New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeastern New York.

* WHEN… Until 8:00 p.m. EDT Monday.

* IMPACTS… Hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat-related illnesses.

PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES/PREPARATION… A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to feel like 95-99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100-104 degrees for one any duration. Older people and those with chronic health conditions or mental health issues are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much warmer than outside temperatures. Use the air conditioning to stay cool in your home, or go to an air-conditioned place. Check vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. To reduce risk when working outdoors, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overwhelmed by heat should be moved to a cool, shaded area. Heat stroke is an emergency! In case of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

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AIR QUALITY ALERT

Air quality levels in outdoor air are expected to be above an Air Quality Index value of 100 for the ground-level ozone pollutant. The Air Quality Index, or AQI, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants on a single scale. The higher the AQI value, the greater the health problem. When pollution levels are high, the New York State Department of Health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous physical activity outdoors to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be particularly susceptible to the effects of high levels of pollutants include the very young and those with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider seeing their personal physician. A toll-free air quality hotline has been set up so New York residents can stay informed about the air quality situation. The toll free number is 1 800 535 1345.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat, along with recommended first aid measures. Some of these symptoms and stages are listed below.

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Heat cramps can be the first sign of heat-related illness and can lead to heat exhaustion or stroke.

  • Symptoms: Painful muscle cramps and spasms usually in the legs and abdomen and profuse sweating.

  • FIRST AID: Apply firm pressure to tight muscles or massage gently to relieve spasms. Give water in small sips unless the person is complaining of nausea, then stop giving water.
    Seek immediate medical attention if cramps last longer than an hour.

Heat exhaustion

  • Symptoms: Profuse sweating, weakness or fatigue, cold, pale and clammy skin; rapid and weak pulse, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, headache, fainting,

  • FIRST AID: Move the person to a cooler environment, preferably a well air-conditioned room. Lloosen clothes. Apply cool damp cloths or have the person sit in a cool bath. Offer sips of water. If the person vomits more than once,
    Seek immediate medical attention if person vomits, symptoms worsen, or last more than an hour

Heatstroke

  • Symptoms: Throbbing headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, body temperature over 103°F, hot, flushed, dry or moist skin, rapid and strong pulse, fainting, loss of consciousness.

  • FIRST AID: Dial 911 or take the victim to the hospital immediately. Heat stroke is a serious medical emergency. Delay can be fatal. Move the victim to a cooler area, preferably air-conditioned. Reduce body temperature with cool linens or a bath. Use a fan if heat index temperatures are below 90s. A fan can make you warmer at higher temperatures. Do NOT give fluids.

Using a fan to blow air in someone’s direction can actually make them hotter if heat index temperatures are above 90. For more information on all of these illnesses related to heat, consult the Centers for Disaster Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Important contact details

• Police Department: 914.478.2344

Weather forecast

Sunday night – 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Wind southwest around 6 mph.

Monday – 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mainly sunny, with highs near 93. Heat index up to 99. Wind southwest 7-10 mph, gusting up to 20 mph.

Monday evening – 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. Wind southwest around 7 mph.

Tuesday – 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. Mainly sunny, with highs near 89. Wind southwest 6 to 8 mph.

Tuesday evening – 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Wednesday – Showers and thunderstorms likely after 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with highs near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday evening – Showers and thunderstorms likely before 2am, then chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday – 40% chance of showers. Partly sunny, with highs near 83.

Thursday evening – Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Friday – Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

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