Posted July 3, 2018 at 8:09:00 PM EDT
...AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH MIDWEEK...WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES...
ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY AND THOSE IN POOR HEALTH...
...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...
...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING HAS EXPIRED...
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...In the upper 90s to around 100 due to
temperatures in the lower 90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.
* TIMING...The highest heat index values will occur during the
afternoon into the early evening.
* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned
room...stay out of the sun...and check up on relatives and
Take extra precautions...if you work or spend time outside.
When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to early morning
or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
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.