NWS Issues Heat Alerts for Midwest, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast

Officials recommend precautions to avoid adverse health events.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasted high temperatures in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic, and Northeast this week. Officials issued heat warnings or watches for over 70 million Americans living between New York and Illinois as they could experience heat surpassing 90 degrees much of the week. The National Weather Service recommended taking the necessary cooling precautions.

Officials encourage at-risk people to stay hydrated, wear light, loose-fitting clothing, and exercise caution when engaging in outdoor activities. Several metropolitan areas have opened cooling centers for the public. Older adults, young children, pregnant women, and those with chronic conditions are at greater risk of experiencing heat stroke.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Ken Graham as he heads the National Weather Service.
  • For state and local officials as they seek to ensure the safety of vulnerable populations from higher temperatures.

Sources: Reuters, VOA News


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