Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

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[July 17, 2012]  A heat advisory is in effect from noon to 7 p.m. today (Tuesday).

Temperature: High temperatures will climb into the upper 90s to around 100 degrees both today and Wednesday. These very high temperatures combined with moderately high relative humidity values will create heat index readings of around 105 degrees.

Effects: The effects of heat are cumulative and worsen with increased time outside. Prolonged exposure to the heat may quickly result in heat exhaustion or heatstroke, especially if your body is working hard.

Precautionary, preparedness actions:

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 heatstroke. Wear lightweight 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 shaded or air-conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency; call 911.

A heat advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high and high humidity will 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.

[Text from file received from the Logan County Emergency Management Agency]


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