Weekend Heat Advisory

The Office of the Camden County Health Officer has issued a Heat Advisory for Camden County effective Sunday, July 19, from noon until 7 p.m. Monday, July 20. During a Heat Advisory, the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. “It is critical that everyone remember to check on elderly relatives, friends, and neighbors during days like these when there is extreme heat to combat,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “When temperatures rise to dangerous levels, remember to stay inside as much as possible, drink plenty of water, and contact a physician if you or a loved one is showing signs of heat stress.”

Increased Heat, Humidity July 14-21

The hottest week of the climatological year is upon us according tho NWS Mt. Holly. Temperatures turn warmer this week, but record highs should not be threatened. The problem is the increasing humidity, as heat index values will exceed 100 degrees several days late this week.  Today will be another beautiful day today with plenty of sunshine and highs in the 80s to low 90s. The human body is normally able to regulate its temperature through sweating, until it is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Heat exhaustion and heat stroke can escalate rapidly, leading to delirium, organ damage and even death. Stay cool and hydrated. Heat safety tips from the National Safety Council.

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