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"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening... * heat index values...up to 104 across Metro northeastern New Jersey...and peaking around 100 elsewhere. This will be due to temperatures in the lower to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s. * Timing...highest heat indices this afternoon. * Impacts...the combination of the heat and humidity will increase the risk for heat related health issues...especially for the elderly...those with chronic health problems such as lung and heart disease...those working outdoors...and other heat sensitive groups of people. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 100 to 104 degrees for two consecutive hours. Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health conditions are at an increased risk. Homes without air conditioning can be much hotter than outdoor temperatures. Use air conditioning to stay cool at home or go to a place that has air conditioning. Check on vulnerable friends... family members and neighbors. To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency...call 9 1 1. -- Monday Jul.25 16,05:48 AM

Update: Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert Cancelled for Queens Man with Autism

A Missing Persons Alert for a non-verbal, 20-year-old male has been cancelled.

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Update - August 12, 2014 - New York State Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert for Saurav Banik/August 11 has been cancelled.
 
Below is the original alert.
 
Queens, NY - August 11, 2014 - A Missing Vulnerable Adult Alert has been issued for Saurav Banik, a 20 year-old, Asian male with autism who is non-verbal and was last seen at 121-12 Liberty Avenue on 8/10/14 at 6:45pm. He was wearing a blue shirt and brown jeans. Saurav may be in need of medical attention.
 
DOB: 10/17/1993
Sex: Male
HGT: 5'7"
WGT: 225 lbs.
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Race: Asian or Pacific Islander