Heat Advisory in Effect in Maplewood until 8pm, July 20

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From The Township of Maplewood:

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING… * WHAT…Heat index values up to 103. * WHERE…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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.

For those seeking shelter from the extreme heat be advised The Township of Maplewood operates a cooling station located at the Office of Emergency Management Building, 129 Boyden Ave. It will be staffed until 8 p.m. this evening.

The Maplewood PD’s emergency phone number is 973-762-1234.



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