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Heat Advisory
Issued: 2:24 PM CDT Jul. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Temperatures... highs 103 to 105.

* Impacts... children... the elderly and people with chronic
ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat. Heat
related illness and dehydration will also be more likely for
those doing strenuous activity outdoors. Heat exhaustion...
cramps or... in extreme cases... heat stroke can result from
prolonged exposure to these conditions.

* Heat index/temp/humidity...

* impacts... children... the elderly and people with chronic
ailments are usually the first to suffer from the heat. Heat
related illness and dehydration will also be more likely for
those doing strenuous activity outdoors. Heat exhaustion...
cramps or... in extreme cases... heat stroke can result from
prolonged exposure to these conditions.

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 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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