Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until 6 PM EDT This Evening.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule Strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening. 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 Risk during outdoor work the Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in a shaded or air conditioned environment. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool location. Heat Stroke is an emergency, call 9 1 1.
An Excessive Heat Warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create a hazardous situation in which heat related illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an Air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun and check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in a vehicle under any circumstance. This is especially true during hot weather when a Car`s Interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.
Keep pets in a cool environment and provide them with plenty of water.
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