Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Warns Of Dangerous Heat August 11-13

Impacts/ Potential Impacts 

  • Very hot temperatures with high humidity. Little relief at night especially in urban population centers. 
  • Potential of heat-related issues to at-risk population and those doing higher levels of outdoor physical activities. 
  • Damaging straight-line winds and localized street flooding are possible on Thursday in areas where severe thunderstorms occur. 

Preparedness and Safety Information Safety and preparedness tips for extreme heat: 

  • Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20°F within 10 minutes. 
  • Check with your local officials to find locations of cooling centers near you. 
  • Know the symptoms of, and watch out for, heat-related illnesses like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Call 9-1-1 to report emergencies. 

Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions, those who may need additional assistance, and those who may not have air conditioning. 

Power outage preparedness and safety information:

Preparedness and safety tips for thunderstorms and lightning: Flood safety tips: Stay Informed For additional information and updated forecasts, see (National Weather Service Norton)