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345 PM EDT Sun Jun 17 2018
...AIR QUALITY ALERT IS IN EFFECT FOR MONDAY JUNE 18...
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has issued
a code orange air quality alert Monday for The Philadelphia
A code orange air quality alert means that air pollution
concentrations within the region may become unhealthy for
sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include children...people
suffering from asthma... heart disease or other lung
diseases...and the elderly. The effects of air pollution can
be minimized by avoiding strenuous activity or exercise outdoors.
For more information on ground-level ozone and fine
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Trenton, Glassboro, Camden, Cherry Hill, Moorestown, Mount Holly,
Jackson, Wharton State Forest, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading,
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Media, Philadelphia, Honey Brook,
Oxford, West Chester, Kennett Square, Collegeville, Pottstown,
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402 AM EDT Mon Jun 18 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 102 degrees due to temperatures of 90
to 95, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
* TIMING...Highest heat indices will occur during the mid to late
* IMPACTS...Heat illnesses are possible, especially among at-risk
people who cannot stay cool. The heat and humidity may cause
heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and
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 9 1 1.