HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING…

* HEAT INDEX VALUES…100 to 105 degrees, due to temperatures in
the lower to mid 90s and dewpoints in the lower to mid 70s.

* TIMING…Peak heat indices occurring from late this morning
through late this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…The excessive heat will create a health risk,
especially for the elderly and for those with pre-existing
health issues.

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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Heat Advisory means that a period of excessively hot humid
weather is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will create a situation in which there is an increased
risk for heat related health issues. Drink plenty of fluids and
stay in an air-conditioned environment, if possible. Be sure to
check on elderly relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. If
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or
late evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat
exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting
clothing and drink plenty of water.

To reduce your risk while working outdoors, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone
overcome by the heat should be moved to a cool shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency…call 9 1 1.

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