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Excessive Heat Watch
Issued: 11:36 PM Jul. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...
...HEAT ADVISORY FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELED...

The National Weather Service in Upton has cancelled the Heat
Advisory.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Up to 112 due to temperatures in the upper
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* TIMING...12 pm Friday through 10 pm Saturday for Excessive Heat
Watch.

* IMPACTS...Extreme heat can cause illness and death among at-
risk population who cannot stay cool. The excessive heat may
quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

An Excessive Heat Watch means that the combination of heat and
humidity could create a dangerous situation in which heat
illnesses are possible. 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.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

Use air conditioning to stay cool at home, or go to a place that
has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends, family members
and neighbors. To find a NYC cooling center, call 3 1 1 or visit
http://nyc.gov/oem.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 5:59 PM Jul. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of northeast New Jersey and southeast New York,
including the following areas, in northeast New Jersey,
Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union,
Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic, and
Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn),
New York (Manhattan), Northern Queens, Richmond (Staten
Island), Southern Queens, and Southern Westchester.

* Through late tonight

* The remnants of post tropical cyclone Barry will move through
the area later today and tonight bringing the potential for
heavy showers and thunderstorms. Excessive runoff could lead
to flash flooding of urban and poor drainage areas. Some fast-
responding small streams could approach or exceed bank full.

* Rainfall totals are expected to range between 1 and 2 inches
with locally higher amounts. Rainfall rates of one inch per
hour or more are possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

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