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Heat Advisory for Orleans, Genesee Counties



Buffalo, NY(WBEN) The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY for Orleans and Genesee Counties Tuesday.

Meteorologists say the heat index will be in the low 100s Tuesday afternoon from 1pm to 9pm.

Here is a portion of the statement from the NWS:

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 IN
ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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 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.

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Locations : BuffaloGeneseeOrleans
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