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Maple Shade PD Community Alert: Excessive Heat Warning Remains in Effect

MAPLE SHADE N.J. --A very hot and at times humid airmass will be across our area this weekend and early next week. However, the dew points are expected to be lower today compared to Saturday which will result in lower heat indices. The humid conditions then increase early next week. 

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EDT Monday.

Temperatures: highs in the mid to upper 90s through Monday. Lows in the 70s, however in the highly urbanized areas such as Center City Philadelphia the temperature at night may not drop below 80 degrees especially Monday night. 
Heat Index values: peaking between 100 and 105 degrees Monday afternoon. The dew points are forecast to decrease some during today. Resulting in heat indices peaking right near the air temperature. 

Impacts: The Excessive Heat will create hazardous conditions. The potential for heat related health issues will be high. Especially for the elderly and for those already in poor health. 
The multiple days of excessive heat will greatly affect those who are attending outdoor activities. Especially events with large groups of people that are gathering in the direct sun. Visitors not acclimated to the heat in our region this summer have a greater risk of being affected. 
Recommended 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 combine to 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 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. 

Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. During warm or hot weather Car Interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. 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.

Maple Shade Township Police Department
200 N Stiles Ave
Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052

Emergency: 9-1-1 
Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300