HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY

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WARREN-MORRIS-HUNTERDON-SOMERSET-MIDDLESEX-WESTERN MONMOUTH-OCEAN-
SOUTHEASTERN BURLINGTON-BERKS-LEHIGH-NORTHAMPTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WASHINGTON…MORRISTOWN…FLEMINGTON…
SOMERVILLE…NEW BRUNSWICK…FREEHOLD…JACKSON…
WHARTON STATE FOREST…READING…ALLENTOWN…BETHLEHEM…EASTON
315 PM EDT TUE JUN 7 2011

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON WEDNESDAY TO 8 PM EDT
THURSDAY.

* LOCATIONS…THE LEHIGH VALLEY IN PENNSYLVANIA AND MUCH OF CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN NEW JERSEY.

* HAZARDS…EARLY SEASON HEATWAVE…WITH THE MOST DANGEROUS
CONDITIONS IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. A VERY HOT
AND HUMID AIR MASS WILL CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO SWELL INTO THE MID
AND UPPER 90S AND CREATE DANGEROUS CONDITIONS.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…AROUND 100.

* IMPACTS…THE ELDERLY…THE INFIRM…CHILDREN AND PETS ARE AT
GREATEST RISK…ESPECIALLY WHERE THERE IS NO AIR CONDITIONING.
THIS AFFECTS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES…ESPECIALLY DURING THE
AFTERNOON HOURS. SLEEPING CAN BE DISRUPTED WHERE AIR
CONDITIONING IS NOT AVAILABLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS
EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY
WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE
POSSIBLE. 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
LATE 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. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 9 1 1.

AT A MINIMUM…SEE TO IT THAT PETS HAVE ACCESS TO A SHADED AND
WELL-VENTILATED AREA AND PLENTY OF COOL WATER. THE MOST HUMANE
THING TO DO IS TO BRING THEM INTO AN AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENT.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANYONE UNATTENDED IN A VEHICLE FOR ANY LENGTH
OF TIME. IT COULD RESULT IN THEIR DEATH.

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