hutubachick (hutubachick) wrote,
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This should make move-in fun tomorrow....

... EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 6 AM EDT FRIDAY...

* HEAT INDEX VALUES... 98 TO 104 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES... HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S THIS AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON. LOWS GENERALLY 70 TO 75 DEGREES... AND ONLY DROPPING TO NEAR 80 DEGREES IN CENTER CITY PHILADELPHIA.

* IMPACTS... THE WORST WOULD BE FELT BY THOSE WHO LIVE AND/OR WORK IN THE URBAN AREAS. THOSE WHO ARE AT A GREATER RISK INCLUDE THE ELDERLY... THE INFIRM AND CHILDREN.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL 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 ACTIVITY 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.
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