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Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does! [Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
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NWS issues Flood Watch for our area

Sun, 2017-07-23 19:07

Flood Watch
National Weather Service New York NY
341 PM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...Flooding Possible Late Tonight into Monday Morning...

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Western Passaic-Eastern Passaic-Hudson-Western Bergen-
Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union-
Eastern Union-Orange-Rockland-Southern Westchester-
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northwestern Suffolk-Southwestern Suffolk-
Northern Queens-Northern Nassau-Southern Queens-Southern Nassau-
341 PM EDT Sun Jul 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING
...

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of northeast New Jersey and
southeast New York, including the following areas, in
northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern
Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex,
Western Passaic, and Western Union. In southeast New York,
Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northern
Nassau, Northern Queens, Northwestern Suffolk, Orange,
Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southern Nassau, Southern
Queens, Southern Westchester, and Southwestern Suffolk.

* From midnight EDT tonight through Monday morning

* An area of low pressure will develop along a frontal boundary to
our south and pass just south and east of Long Island. Rainfall
rates of 1 to 2 inches an hour are possible and may lead to
flash flooding the New York City metro and surrounding areas.
Flash flooding will also be possible for portions of the Lower
Hudson Valley.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.

NWS - Coastal Flood Advisory for tonight's 9 pm high tide on a new moon

Sun, 2017-07-23 09:17


COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY
419 AM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

...MINOR COASTAL FLOODING TONIGHT...

NYZ074-075-178-179-232015-
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RICHMOND (STATEN ISLAND)-KINGS (BROOKLYN)-SOUTHERN QUEENS-
SOUTHERN NASSAU-
419 AM EDT SUN JUL 23 2017

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING
...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW YORK NY HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM TO 11 PM EDT THIS
EVENING.

* LOCATION...THE LOWER NEW YORK HARBOR, AND THE SOUTH SHORE
BAYS OF NEW YORK CITY AND NASSAU COUNTY.

* TIDAL DEPARTURE...1/2 TO 1 FT ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES.

* TIMING...AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

* IMPACTS...FLOODING OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SHORE ROADS
AND/OR BASEMENTS DUE TO HEIGHT OF STORM TIDE OR WAVE
SPLASHOVER. MAJORITY OF ROADS REMAIN PASSABLE WITH ONLY
ISOLATED CLOSURES. THERE IS NO SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE...AND
ANY IMPACT ON PROPERTY IS MINIMAL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&


...NY HARBOR WATER LEVELS...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
...................................(MLLW)....................

THE BATTERY NYC.....907 PM.........6.5-7.0.........NONE.....
BERGEN POINT NY.....905 PM.........7.0-7.5.........MINOR....

...SOUTH SHORE BAYS WATER LEVELS...

COASTAL............TIME OF......FORECAST TOTAL.....FLOOD.....
LOCATION...........HIGH TIDE.....WATER LEVEL.......CATEGORY..
..................................(MLLW/NGVD)................

JAMAICA BAY NY......919 PM....8.0-8.5/5.8-6.3......MINOR.....
FREEPORT GAUGE NY...917 PM....5.5-6.0/4.7-5.2......MIN-MOD...
ROCKAWAY INLET NY...839 PM....7.5-8.0/5.5-6.0......MINOR.....

Heat Advisory remains in effect through this evening....

Sat, 2017-07-22 09:16

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
410 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...HOT WEATHER CONTINUES THIS AFTERNOON...

NYZ072>075-176-178-221700-
/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0004.170722T1600Z-170722T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
410 AM EDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...In the mid 90s due to temperatures in the
lower 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 60s.

* Timing...This afternoon.

* 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...

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

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.

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.

Veterans will soon be able to shop tax free

Fri, 2017-07-21 11:37
Honorably Discharged Veterans Will Soon Get to Shop Tax-FreeThursday, 20 Jul 2017 04:19 PM
Hey veterans, you can soon shop tax free.Starting later this year, all honorably discharged veterans, no matter their branch of service, will be eligible to shop tax-free online at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service with the same discounts they enjoyed on base while in the military. It's the latest way in which the organization is trying to keep its customers as the armed forces shrink and airmen and soldiers buy more for delivery.Adding 13 million potential new customers will give extra ammunition to the group that runs the stores on U.S. Army and Air Force bases worldwide as it fights Amazon and other retailers for veterans' online shopping dollars.Since hiring its first civilian CEO five years ago, the Exchange has upgraded the brands at base stores to include items like Disney toys, Michael Kors fashions and other top names. Like private stores, it's also imposed tighter cost controls, reduced the number of employees and improved people's experience on the website."The intent is to really beat Amazon at their game because we have locations literally on the installations," said CEO Tom Shull. "We're leaning toward not just ship-from-store but pick-up-from-store and eventually deliver-from-store."The Exchange is adding shipping centers within its stores to allow it to send products directly from those locations more cheaply and quickly. Twenty-six stores now ship orders, and that will expand to 55 by the end of the year.Within the next three years, Shull said the goal is to deliver something on base within two hours of when it is ordered. That's possible partly because the Exchanges are already on base, cleared by security.The Exchange delivers most orders on the second day now. Shull said shipping from stores will make a big difference in regions around bases, which are often in more rural areas.Expanding online shopping to all honorably discharged veterans is expected to add about $200 million annually within three years to the $8.3 billion in sales the Exchanges generated last year.
"It's a modest benefit, but it can save you thousands of dollars a year," said Shull, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy who served in the Army for a decade before starting a retail career at chains including Macy's.Adding those shoppers, what Shull called "the foundation of our growth," is critical to help offset the 13 percent decline in the number of active-duty Army and Air Force soldiers since 2011 when the Exchange generated $10.3 billion revenue.Former Marine Forrest Cornelius was among the first to sign up at the verification website when it launched in June, and got a chance to start shopping early to test it out. The 51-year-old was impressed by the site and a deal he found on Ray-Ban sunglasses.SPECIAL"The biggest thing is price. They're always going to be a little bit cheaper," said Cornelius, who lives in Dallas.But competing on price in today's retail environment is increasingly difficult, said Edward Jones analyst Brian Yarbrough. Just look at how much trouble Walmart has competing with Amazon, he said, because Walmart has the fixed costs associated with its stores."To think you're going to compete on price, you're going to have a hard time there," he said.Under Shull's leadership, the Exchange stores have traded their industrial feel and reliance on off-brand merchandise for a more modern look featuring well-known labels.Two-thirds of the main Exchange store at Offutt Air Force Base resembles any department store, with prominent displays of name-brand makeup, Nike fitness gear and Carter's clothes for kids. The rest is filled with the kind of electronics, appliances, housewares and toys found at Walmart or Sears, with major brands in every section.The Exchanges don't pay rent for their military base locations, and the government transports some of their supplies and goods to far-flung locations, but otherwise they operate mostly like an independent retailer. Roughly two-thirds of the employees are family members of soldiers or airmen.The Exchange, which is part of the Defense Department, reported earnings of $384 million last year. That's a sharp contrast from five years ago when Shull arrived to projections of $180 million in losses.Of last year's profit, $225 million was returned to the defense department to help pay for quality-of-life programs on bases like child development and fitness centers. Besides the main stores, the Exchanges also operate more than 70 movie theaters and bring in franchise restaurants and other vendors for the shopping malls it operates on bases.Shull feels those are good reasons for the new online shopping privileges to draw veterans to do their shopping there."Veterans value the cost savings and what they can do to support the military," he said.

Heat Advisory Continued through this evening....

Fri, 2017-07-21 05:36

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
330 AM EDT Fri Jul 21 2017

...HOT WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY...

NYZ072>075-176-178-212200-
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New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
330 AM EDT Fri Jul 21 2017

...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.

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

Between the Bridges - Thank You Anton Dietrich!

Thu, 2017-07-20 08:37

Between the Bridges in Broad Channel
by Peter J. MahonJuly 20th, 2017

Anton Dietrich
[Photo by Crystal Austin]

THANK YOU ANTON DIETRICH!


This past weekend the Broad Channel VFW hosted a barbecue for several busloads of disabled veterans residing at the St. Albans Veterans Hospital Living Center.  During the BBQ I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Mr. Anton Dietrich who recalls how after being drafted into the Unuited States Army as a young man in the 1940's,  he trained with a shaped piece of wood instead of an actual rifle because actual weapons were actually hard to come by, even for the Army, because of the drastic reductions in defense spending after WWI exacerbated by the the 1941 Lend-Lease Act which saw a great deal of American made arms and defense materials being transferred without compensation to Great Britain, China, the Soviet Union.
Ultimately the Army got its act together and after Anton surrendered his wooden replica for a  real rifle he was transferred to the the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Division.  During 1942 Anton and the other "Old Reliables" of the 9th Division participated in the invasion of North Africa where Anton was somewhat surprised to find that in addition to the Germans, his unit also often time became embroiled in battles with elements of the Vichy French.  In 1943 Anton and the 9th Division fought both Germans and Italian soldiers in Sicily in order to provide a path for the upcoming Allied invasion of Italy.

After the successful conclusion of the Sicily campaign Anton and the rest of the 9th Division stood down for some well deserve rest and recreation but history was not yet done with Anton and the men of the 9th as re-training soon followed and in late 1943 they were at sea again heading this time for England to prepare for the fighting in Normandy, France.

Because the 9th Infantry Division was an already battle hardened outfit, with several combat campaigns already under their belts, they did not land on the beaches during D-Day when the invasion of France began early on the morning of June 6th, 1944.  Anton and rest of the 9th Division instead landed on Utah beach  on D-Day +4 (June 10th) as part of two U.S. Infantry Divisions on the beachhead with previous combat experience with orders to fight their way inland.  It was only several weeks later during this drive inland that the war ended for Anton.

As Anton explained it, "I was hit by a mortar shell which nearly tore my right arm off.  I still to this day don't know how but I was able to get up and run about 100 feet to the command post where a buddy of mine, after applying a tourniquet, kicked down a wooden door and used it as a stretcher to   transport me to a field medic who saved my life."  A Purple Heart and several surgeries later medical staff were able to save Anton's arm but the nerve damage was so severe that his right arm remains totally disabled to this day.

Although today, 73 years after returning home from the war in Europe,  Mr. Dietrich  is 98 years old and quickly lets you know that he is looking forward to celebrating his 99th birthday this coming September.  Anton was accompanied to the BBQ by his daughter Pauiline who sat by her father's side at the picnic table the whole time as he was telling us his story with tears of pride glistening in her eyes.

To those who donl't know him, Anton  appears simply to be an ordinary  man.  But for those of us who have had the pleasure and honor of actually meeting and speaking with him we find that he is actually an extraordinary human being - a person who offered some of his life's most vital years in the service of his country, and who sacrificed both his physical self and his ambitions so others would not have to sacrifice theirs.
So remember, each time you see someone who has served our country, just lean over and say "Thank You". That's all most people need, and in most cases it will mean more than any medals they could have been awarded or were awarded.  

And so this week, on behalf of all the residents of Broad Channel, I will simply close by saying  - "Thank You Anton Dietrich!"

Heat Advisory Continues Through This Evening...

Thu, 2017-07-20 06:43



URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
330 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...HOT AND HUMID WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY...

NYZ072>075-176-178-210000-
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New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
330 AM EDT Thu Jul 20 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...In the mid 90s to around 100 degrees.

* Timing...Into This Evening. The highest heat index values will
occur during the afternoon into early 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.

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

NWS - Heat Advisory in effect through Thursday Afternoon

Wed, 2017-07-19 08:08



URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
317 AM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017

...PREPARE FOR HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY THROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON...

NYZ072>075-176-178-192100-
/O.NEW.KOKX.HT.Y.0003.170719T1500Z-170720T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
317 AM EDT Wed Jul 19 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM EDT
THURSDAY
...

The National Weather Service in Upton has issued a Heat Advisory,
which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 6 PM EDT Thursday.

* Heat Index Values...In the upper 90s.

* Timing...Through Thursday Afternoon. The highest heat index
values will occur mainly during the afternoons.


* Impacts...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.


New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

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! In cases of heat stroke call 9 1 1.

Between the Bridges - De Blasio's heart beyond shame...

Thu, 2017-07-13 07:57

Between the Bridges in Broad Channel
by Peter J. MahonJuly 13th, 2017


De Balsio's Heart is Truly Past Shame
Police Officer Miosotis Famila was assassinated as she sat in her police vehicle in the Bronx during the early morning hours of July 5th. Familia, a mother of three was the first female New York Police Department officer killed in the line of duty since the Sept. 11 attacks and only the third female officer killed in a combat-type encounter in the department’s history.  
As the citizens of New York were reeling from the execution style killing of yet another of their Police Officers, our Mayor quietly skipped town only a few hours after a quick press release announcing a planned trip to Germany later that evening to protest along with other progressive activists at the "Hamburg Shows Attitude" rally against the recent G-20 summit in that city.
Organizers of the “Hamburg Shows Attitude” protest said the New York mayor was invited to be the keynote speaker because of his political views that contradict Trump’s nationalist policies. De Blasio himself stated that Americans’ views don’t align with President Trump’s and need to be represented abroad.  By the way, De Blasio's progressive anti-globalization activist friends laid waste to portions of Hamburg over a period of three nights of rioting.
While Police continued to mourn the loss of one of their own, De Blasio's trip to the "Hamburg Shows Attitude" protest meant he skipped the vigil being held for Officer Familia in the Bronx as well as an NYPD swearing-in ceremony made somber by the assassination of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia. De Blasio returned to NY Sunday and stated he would be attending Officer Familia's funeral this past Tuesday.  Hizzoner’s overseas jaunt was paid for by the rally’s organizers - as was the tab for three City Hall staffers with him.  The mayor also made sure the free trip  included a visit with his son, Dante,  a student at Yale University spending the summer on an internship in Berlin. 
The police, as well as many members of the public, widely believe that De Blasio's apparent antipathy for police started festering back in when, after the controversial grand jury rulings in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases back in 2014, our Mayor let it be known that he had to “train” his biracial son about the “dangers” he faced on a day to day basis by New York City cops.  Additionally, De Blasio, unlike his Police Commissioner or Governor Cuomo, recently saw nothing wrong with participating in the 2017 Puerto Rico Day Parade along with convicted FALN terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera who shared a parade float with Melissa Mark Viverito, our uber liberal progressive City Council President.
I sincerely hope the Mayor enjoyed his visit with his son in Berlin but I urge him to never forget that his foray into riotous global liberal progressive protest in Germany came at the expense of Police Officer Familia who will not be visiting with any of her three children ever again! Bill de Blasio's continuing lack of common sense and ensuing insensitivity to those he (supposedly) serves is being exacerbated his vision of himself as a rising leader of the progressive left whose agendas and priorities are far from those of regular New Yorkers and can only lead us to believe that our un-civil servant Mayor is quite comfortable in his own skin believing that his priorities are more valuable than ours, all of which causes me to worry that our city is past hope because it is quite obvious that our Mayor's heart is truly past shame!
Broad Channel, why would anyone want to live anywhere else?

NWS issues Heat Advisory until 6 pm this evening

Thu, 2017-07-13 07:45

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
342 AM EDT Thu Jul 13 2017

...CAUTIONARY LEVELS OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY FOR NEW YORK CITY AND
URBAN PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

NYZ072>075-176-178-131545-
/O.CON.KOKX.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-170713T2200Z/
New York (Manhattan)-Bronx-Richmond (Staten Island)-
Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens-Southern Queens-
342 AM EDT Thu Jul 13 2017

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

* Heat Index Values...In the upper 90s.

* Timing...Through this afternoon. The highest heat index values
will occur during the afternoon.

* Impacts...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

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.

New York City residents should call 3-1-1 to obtain "Beat the
Heat" safety tips.

Seniors and those with chronic health problems or mental health
conditions are at increased risk. Homes without air conditioning
can be much hotter than outdoors.

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.