Heat Advisory for most of western Massachusetts through Monday

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Heat Advisory remains in effect for all of western Massachusetts except for the western hills of Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties until 8 p.m. Monday.

The heat index Sunday afternoon made it feel like it was over 100 degrees in some spots and that will continue to be the case on Monday.

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.

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.

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.

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