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Heat advisory starts at 1 p.m. Tuesday       Send a link to a friend

(9:25 a.m. Tuesday announcement)

[August 07, 2007]  The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Heat index temperatures may range from 105 to 110 degrees. The advisory will continue through Thursday, with a possible 115 degree heat index on Wednesday.

Emergency responders and people working outside should take frequent cooling breaks, drink clear, non-caffeinated fluids (water), and monitor their fellow workers.

[Text from announcement received from Terry Storer, Logan County Emergency Management Agency]


Heat advisory issued for Tuesday through Thursday

(3:14 p.m. Monday announcement)

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[August 06, 2007]  A large area of high pressure will become established over the central United States this week. This will lead to a prolonged period of dangerous heat and humidity across the region.

The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a heat advisory in effect from 1 p.m. Tuesday to 7 p.m. Thursday for the counties of Schuyler, Mason, Logan, Cass, Menard, Scott, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Macon, Moultrie, Coles, Shelby, Cumberland, Clark, Effingham, Jasper, Crawford, Clay, Richland and Lawrence, including the cities of Havana, Lincoln, Jacksonville, Springfield, Taylorville, Decatur, Charleston, Mattoon, Shelbyville, Effingham, Flora and Lawrenceville.

The latest model data suggests afternoon high temperatures Tuesday through Thursday will be in the middle to upper 90s, with heat index values at or above 105 degrees.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. This buildup of heat will make heat-related illnesses a very real and dangerous threat, especially for those living in un-air-conditioned homes or apartments. People in the warning area are advised to avoid poorly ventilated areas and prolonged work in the sun. Use air conditioning in your house or apartment if it is working correctly. If you do not have air conditioning, keep your house or apartment well-ventilated with fans and try to spend some time in an air-conditioned environment to give your body a break from the heat.

[Text from announcement received from the Emergency Email Network]

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