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We are headed for a few warm days where it will feel near 100 degrees.

The National Weather Service in Boston/Norton has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect through much of the area from 11:00 a.m. Monday to 8:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…Between 95 and 100 degrees.

* TIMING…Monday and Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Heat related illness can occur for those who do not
take precautions.

* LOCATION…Most of southern New England.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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 sunshine, and check up 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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