Brian Re - LongIsland.com Columnist

Weather Alert  

"Heat Advisory" ...Heat advisory remains in effect until 6 PM EDT this evening... * heat index values...in the mid 90s. * Timing...this afternoon into early this evening. * Impacts...the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can not stay cool. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A heat advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time. 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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1. -- Friday Jul.21 17,02:24 PM

Brian Re is a native Long Islander who graduated with a B.F.A. in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology. In addition to writing, Brian also produces short films and movies independently. When he is not writing or filming, Brian can be found heading to a local concerts, perusing local book stores, and participating in Long Island's local running races.