Heat Advisory in effect today!
Hoboken under Heat Advisory from Noon to 9pm – 7/12/2011
Most of us think of unbearable hot & humid summer days in the city as simply uncomfortable, and find ways to stay cool (drinking, air conditioning, swimming, etc.)
However, we must not forget that these kinds of days can be deadly to the elderly. Many EMS workers I’ve spoken with are amazed at the number of older senior citizens who still insist on moving about on days they should minimize activity, chill out inside, or ask for help. It’s no joke!
So if there are any elderly people in your life (friends, family, etc.) please encourage them to lay low today – and that tomorrow and Thursday should be much better!
Avoid heat stroke – stay inside today!
Here’s the official notice from the National Weather Service:
“A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE IT IS 100 TO 104 DEGREES FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE HOURS. 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 911 (or Hoboken Police at 201-420-2100).”