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7/23/2011 - National Weather Service Excessive Heat Warning

National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ

Event Start: Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:00 PM EDT
Event End: Saturday, July 23, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
Bulletin Issued: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 3:29 PM EDT

Excessive Heat Warning In Effect From Thursday Afternoon Through Saturday Evening...

The National Weather Service In Mount Holly Has Issued An Excessive Heat Warning...Which Is In Effect From Noon Thursday To 8 PM EDT Saturday For Cumberland County NJ.

  • Heat Index Values...Around 105 Degrees Thursday...Near 110 Degrees Friday...And Between 105 And 110 Degrees Saturday.
  • Timing...Peak Heat Index Values Will Occur During The Afternoon. Right Now...The Worst Conditions Are Expected Friday Afternoon.
  • Impacts...The Combination Of Heat And Humidity Will Create Dangerous Heat Index Values...Especially Friday Afternoon.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions...

An Excessive Heat Warning Means That A Prolonged Period Of Dangerously Hot Temperatures Will Occur. The Combination Of Hot Temperatures And High Humidity Will Create A Dangerous Situation In Which Heat Illnesses Are Likely. Drink Plenty Of Fluids...Stay In An Air-Conditioned Room...Stay Out Of The Sun...And Check Up On Relatives And Neighbors. Take Extra Precautions If You Work Or Spend Time Outside. When Possible...Reschedule Strenuous Activity 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.

Current Weather For Bridgeton, NJ From ACCU WEATHER


Heat Exhaustion

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion

  • Headache, dizziness, or fainting
  • Weakness and wet skin
  • Irritability or confusion
  • Thirst, nausea, or vomiting

What Should I Do If I Think I Have Heat Exhaustion?

If you think you have heat exhaustion, get out of the heat quickly. Rest in a building that has air-conditioning. If you can't get inside, find a cool, shady place. Drink plenty of water or other fluids. Do NOT drink alcohol or caffeinated drinks (such as soda). These can make heat exhaustion worse. Take a cool shower or bath, or apply cool water to your skin. Take off any tight or unnecessary clothing.

If you do not feel better within 30 minutes, you should contact your doctor. If heat exhaustion is not treated, it can progress to heatstroke.

Symptoms of Heat Stroke

  • High fever (104°F or higher)
  • Heat StrokeSevere headache
  • Dizziness and feeling light-headed
  • A flushed or red appearance to the skin
  • Lack of sweating
  • Muscle weakness or cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fast breathing
  • Feeling confused, anxious or disoriented
  • Seizures

Heatstroke is when the internal temperature of the body reaches 104°F. It can happen when your body gets too hot during strenuous exercise or when exposed to very hot temperatures, or it can happen after heat exhaustion isn't properly treated. Heatstroke is much more serious than heat exhaustion. Heatstroke can cause damage to your organs and brain. In extreme cases, it can kill you.

What Should I Do If I Think Someone Has Heatstroke?

If you think someone might have heatstroke, call emergency medical personnel immediately. While you are waiting for medical assistance, take the person into an air-conditioned building or a cool, shady place. Remove the person's unnecessary clothing to help cool him or her down. Try to fan air over the person while wetting the skin with water. You can also apply ice packs to the person's armpits, groin, neck and back. These areas contain a lot of blood vessels close the surface of the skin. Cooling them with ice packs can help the person cool down.