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Heat advisory issued for Tuesday

Staff Reports Posted 30 June 2014 at 12:00 am

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 1 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday for several western and central NY counties, including Orleans.

The temperature is forecast to peak at 93 degrees and the heat index values will range from 100 to 104.

“If proper precautions are not taken, heat exhaustion or other heat-related symptoms could develop in those exposed to the hot and humid conditions,” the Weather Service advised.

Very young children and the elderly are most at risk. Residents are urged to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room and out of the sun.

Residents are also urged to avoid strenuous activity in the afternoon. Those outside should wear light weight and loose-fitting clothing.