HEAT ADVISORY POSTED/Thunderstorms Tonight

Date posted - June 9, 2016

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

* WEATHER CONDITIONS…TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 90S COMBINED WITH
HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL RESULT IN A HEAT INDEX FROM 97 TO
102 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS…PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS MAY
LEAD TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESS. EXCESSIVE HEAT MAY ALSO IMPACT
THOSE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS…INCLUDING CHILDREN…THE
ELDERLY AND PETS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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
NEIGHBORS.

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.

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