STATE COLLEGE – Our region is under a heat advisory from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Heat index values of 100 to 105 are expected. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur, particularly among the elderly, children, and those with pre-existing health conditions. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothes. Drink plenty of fluids, stay out of the sun, and stay in air conditioned rooms. Check on relatives and neighbors, and provide pets with adequate water and shelter from the sun. If you work or spend time outside, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Take frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned areas. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.