- Associated Press - Thursday, August 11, 2016

People are being urged to take precautions if they need to be outside in northern New England as sweltering temperatures take over the region.

The National Weather Service says many areas are seeing temperatures reach the low- to mid-90s, with heat indices from the mid-90s to around 100. More of the same is expected Friday.

Maria Devlin of the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont says the conditions can lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. New Hampshire is setting up cooling centers throughout the state.

In New Hampshire, Eversource, the state’s largest utility, says it’s prepared to meet high electricity demand this week.

Organizers of the annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race in Manchester on Thursday are adding water sources and staff to help participants.

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