...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening.
* Temperature...highs near 90 with heat indices around 100 degrees.
* Impacts...given the cool Summer thus far...these conditions may lead to a heightened risk of heat related stress and illness... especially for the Young and elderly...and those without air conditioning.
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. Do not leave children or pets left unattended in vehicles. The interior temperature of a vehicle can reach dangerous levels in the matter of minutes.
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.
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.