Federal Emergency Management Agency Drums, PA Heat Advisory Update: Heat Advisory issued July 8 at 9:45PM EDT until July 9 at 8:00PM EDT by NWS Binghamton NY Areas Affected Northern Oneida; Yates; Seneca; Southern Cayuga; Onondaga; Steuben; Schuyler;
By Valley Regional Fire & Rescue
July 8, 2024

..Heat index values up to around 100 expected.

* WHERE...In New York, Northern Oneida, Yates, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Onondaga, Steuben, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Madison, Southern Oneida, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, Tioga, Broome, Delaware and Sullivan counties. In Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Lackawanna, Luzerne and Pike counties.

* WHEN...From noon to 8 PM EDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, especially for the young and elderly.

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 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. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.