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Heat advisory issued for Vermont on Thursday

August 12, 2021 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the state of Vermont on Thursday and the University of Vermont Health Network warned about dangerously high temperatures that could lead to heat stroke.

With hot temperatures and high humidity, the temperature is expected to feel like the upper 90s to over 100 degrees (30s to 40 degrees Celsius).

The heat index values could cause heat illnesses and advised people to drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun and in air-conditioned rooms, and to check up on relatives and neighbors, the weather service said. If working outdoors, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening if possible, the service said.

Heat stroke is a medical emergency with symptoms including nausea, dizziness, rapid breathing and pulse, the UVM Health Network said. Those most at risk are infants and young children, older adults and people with certain medical conditions, it said.

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Never leave a child, vulnerable adult or pet in the car because vehicles heat up quickly to dangerous temperature and people without air conditioning in their homes are advised to go to a shopping mall, library or movie theater for a few hours and to check with their local health department for any cooling centers in their area, the network said.