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Upper Macungie Township Police Department
Wednesday July 20th, 2011 :: 09:10 a.m. EDT


EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH in effect for Lehigh Valley area from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.

*Please be advised that this type of weather is dangerous for EVERYONE. Please read below.

... Excessive heat watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Friday evening...

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued an
excessive heat watch... which is in effect from Thursday afternoon
through Friday evening.

* Heat index values... near 105 Thursday afternoon and near 110
Friday afternoon.

* Timing... peak heat indices occurring in the afternoon, with the
worst of it occurring Friday afternoon.

* The excessive heat and humidity may continue into Saturday.

* Impacts... the combination of heat and humidity will create
dangerous heat index values. Even conditions at night will
remain rather warm and humid especially in the more urbanized

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An excessive heat watch means that a prolonged period of hot
temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and
high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in
which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in
an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on
relatives and neighbors. Keep your pets in a cool location with
plenty of water available.

Upper Macungie Township Police Department
37 Grim Road
Breinigsville, PA 18031

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 484-661-5911

Peter Nickischer
Criminal Investigations/ Crime Prevention

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