Berks under Heat Advisory; Heat Index up to 104 Expected

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Southeastern Pennsylvania beginning Tuesday at noon until 8pm Wednesday.

Heat index values ranging from 100 to 104 degrees are expected in Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and western Chester Counties.

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Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Heat indices will approach 100 degrees this afternoon in the Reading and Allentown areas.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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.

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Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

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