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July 6th, 2012
Take Precautions During High Heat Advisory Days
GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana again today
advised residents to take precautions in protecting themselves and their
families during the high heat advisory days that the region is
“I urge residents to keep cool and take
it easy during the coming days when the heat and humidity will be high,”
said County Executive Diana. “The National Weather Service is
indicating that the heat index values will exceed 100 degrees.”
National Weather Service (NWS) in Upton, N.Y., which covers Orange
County, has issued a heat advisory for our area that is in effect from
noon today to 6 pm Saturday, July 7 with heat index values up to 101 due
to temperatures in the lower 90s and dew points in the mid 60s. The
impacts of which include potential health hazards to those prone to heat
A heat advisory, as defined by the NWS, is issued when
the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it
is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours the hazard being
potentially dangerous heat.
“Please remember to check on
neighbors and relatives with specials needs,” said Seamus K. Leary,
Orange County Deputy Commissioner Division of Emergency
Some precautions and preparedness actions include:
· Take extra caution if you work or spend time outside
· Reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening
· Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke
· Wear light and loose fitting clothing when possible
· Drink plenty of water
· Reduce risk during outdoor work by scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or conditioned environment
· Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location
· Heat stroke is an emergency – call 9-1-1.
Commissioner Leary also noted that there is the potential for severe
storms on Saturday and recommended that the public stay tuned to local
weather forecasts for updated information.
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