The National Weather Service in Binghamton has issued the following alerts:
HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...
- WHAT…Heat index values in the mid to upper 90s.
- WHERE…..Northern Oneida, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Madison, Southern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango, Tioga, Broome and Sullivan counties.
- WHEN… For the first Heat Advisory, until 7 PM EDT this evening. For the second Heat Advisory, from noon to 7 PM EDT Wednesday.
- IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
- ADDITIONAL DETAIL… The highest heat index values will be found in the urban 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. 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.