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July 19, 2013

Outages and energy usage becoming an issue as heat wave continues


Tonawanda News — The department encourages residents, especially the elderly and young children who are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, to wear loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing; avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.; drink plenty of fluids, especially water; avoid drinks containing alcohol and caffeine; wear sunscreen when out in the sun and make sure children and animals are never left in a parked car for any amount of time as temperatures inside a car can rise to dangerous levels within minutes.

As for a break in the hot weather, meteorologists are forecasting cooler temperatures Sunday into Monday.

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Western New York into a slight risk zone for severe thunderstorms beginning today particularly for tonight.

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