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Southern New England issued Air Quality Alert, Heat Advisory



Warnings have been issued as tomorrow is expected to be hazy, hot, and humid.

According to the National Weather Service, a Heat Advisory has been issued as heat index values up to 99 are expected for Northern Connecticut, much of Rhode Island and portions of western, central and eastern Massachusetts from 11 AM to 8 PM Wednesday.

Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

NWS recommends drinking 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.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has issued an Air Quality Action Day for Ground Level Ozone, from 11 AM to 11 PM EDT Wednesday.

An Air Quality Action Day means that Ground Level Ozone concentrations within the region may approach or exceed unhealthy standards.

Tomorrow’s rating is expected to be 110 AQI which is unhealthy particularly for sensitive groups.

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