Heat index of at least 100 degrees forecast Wednesday in Berks County

A Heat Advisory has been issued for Berks County by the National Weather Service from 8am to 8pm Wednesday, September 6th. Heat index values up to 100 expected.

The advisory area also includes New Jersey, Southeastern Burlington and in Pennsylvania, Berks, Western Chester and Western Montgomery.

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

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. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible.

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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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