Goffstown - 22 July 2011: The Goffstown Police Department has announced that a "COOLING STATION" is in place today at the Town Hall, 16 Main Street in Goffstown Village. Please consider utilizing this opportunity to help your self or others in need during today's extreme temperatures and humidity. If you need assistance, Please call the Gosffstown Police Department at 497.4858.
Issued at: 11:23 AM EDT 7/22/11, expires at: 7:30 PM EDT 7/22/11 heat advisory remains in effect until 8 pm edt this evening
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 pm edt this evening.
Temperature: Highs in the mid 90s to near 100 degrees combined with very humid air will create heat indices of between 100 and 104 degrees during the afternoon and early evening hours.
Impacts: Excessive heat may lead to heat illnesses for children, the elderly, and those performing strenuous physical activities.
A heat advisory means that a period of very hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check in 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.
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.