First Summer Heat Wave Strikes Wednesday

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Yes, the intense summer heat coming on Wednesday is all the talk of Put-in-Bay.  However, we’re posting information to underscore the dangers associated with oppressive humidity and high air temperature.  First and foremost, be aware of conditions and how to endure.

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM EDT WEDNESDAY…

 

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 107 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of north central, northeast and northwest
Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

* WHEN…From 10 AM to 9 PM EDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Drink 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.

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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.