BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. - The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY that remains in effect until 8 p.m. this tonight, Wednesday, July 17..
HEAT INDEX VALUES: Around 100 to 105 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dew points in the lower to mid 70s.
TIMING: Through 8 p.m.
IMPACT: Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-risk population who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.
The National Weather Service recommends these precautionary & preparedness actions:
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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.
Today is a good day to check on your elderly family, friends & neighbors. Hydrate, stay indoors and take care. Be safe Berkeley Heights!
The Berkeley Heights Communications Committee Founded in 2010, the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee (BHCC) is an all-volunteer committee consisting of business owners, community leaders, and residents of Berkeley Heights Township. The BHCC’s mission is to maximize the transparency of Township activities as well as promote both public and private sector initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of life for local community members. For more information, visit the Township’s website at http://www.berkeleyheights.gov/191/Communications-Committee, or email the committee at: BHCommunications@bhtwp.com.