Heat Advisory Issued for Wednesday, July 18
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory, in effect from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. 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.
Heat index values are expected to be around 105 degrees; maximum temperatures will be around 100. Residents are encouraged to:
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Stay in an air-conditioned room.
- Stay out of the sun.
- Check on elderly relatives and neighbors.
- Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible.
- Never leave small children or pets unattended in vehicles. Temperatures inside the vehicle can rapidly climb to 130 degrees.
- If you work or spend time outside, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 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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