Heat Advisory in effect for parts of western Massachusetts

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – A Heat Advisory is in effect for central and eastern Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

WHAT: Heat index values into mid to upper 90s.

IMPACTS: Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

Temperatures

How to stay safe
  • 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 heatstroke.
  • 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. Heatstroke is an emergency. Call 9 -1-1.

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