Heat Advisory Issued for Berks, Southeastern PA, and New Jersey

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly NJ, has issued a Heat Advisory for Berks County, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The Heat Advisory is in effect until 7pm this evening, Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

Heat index values around 100 degrees expected in portions of central, northern, northwest and southern New Jersey and east central and southeast Pennsylvania.

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Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

Officials remind the public to 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 911.

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