The National Weather Service has issued the following advisory:

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM EDT TUESDAY...

*WHAT...Heat index values up to 100 in New York and 103 in Pennsylvania expected.

*WHERE...Portions of central New York and northeast Pennsylvania, especially in the valleys.

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* WHEN...From noon to 8 PM EDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses, especially for the young and elderly.

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. Take extra precautions when outside. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing. Try to limit strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take action when you see symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 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.

Preparing for extreme heat involves proactive measures to ensure safety during heatwaves. Drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol or caffeine to stay hydrated. Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing and apply sunscreen for skin protection. Limit outdoor activities, particularly during peak sun hours, and take breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas. Use fans, close blinds, and employ air conditioning to keep your home cool. Check on vulnerable individuals, including the elderly and those with chronic illnesses. Familiarize yourself with the signs of heat-related illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and seek medical attention if symptoms arise.

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