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Heat Advisory
Issued: 3:17 PM EDT Aug. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 10 am Monday to 8 PM EDT
Tuesday...

* heat index values... up to 101 due to temperatures in the lower
90s, and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Timing... the highest heat index values will occur on Monday and
Tuesday afternoons. The heat and humidity may last into
Wednesday.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

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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