Excessive Heat Watch in Effect from Sunday Afternoon Through Monday Evening

The following is a notice from the CT Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection:

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for our area from Sunday (7/1) afternoon to Monday (7/2) evening.

The heat/humidity could feel like 106 degrees.

Impacts: 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.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: An Excessive Heat Watch means that combination of heat and humidity could create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible.

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. Drink plenty of water. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoors. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members and neighbors. 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 911.

Call 2-1-1 for a list of cooling centers

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