Heat Awareness & Safety
90-degree Temperatures in Vermont This Week – Stay Cool/Stay Safe

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2012

Media Contact: Communication Office
Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281
National Weather Service: 802-862-8711

WATERBURY – The National Weather Service in Burlington has forecast temperatures in the 90s later this week. NWS says humidity will also steadily increase this week causing some locales to feel like 100-degrees on Wednesday. These hot temperatures could lead to heat-related illnesses in extreme cases.

While extreme heat can cause problems for anyone; the elderly, children, and people with respiratory ailments are more susceptible to the heat. Those populations are encouraged to take extra precautions to avoid problems during this period of extreme temperatures.

Some advice to heed during hot weather:

Tips on treating heat-related ailments:

In cases of emergency or extreme illness call 9-1-1.

For more information, contact the Vermont Department of Health at 802-863-7281 or visit http:healthvermont.gov.

For Weather related questions call the National Weather Service at 802-862-8711 or visit www.weather.gov/btv for a complete forecast.

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