Emanuel Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Heat Advisory
Statement as of 10:04 AM EDT on August 23, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening...

* locations...portions of central and East Georgia along and south of a line from Columbus to Forsyth to Athens.

* Heat index values...up to 106.

* Impacts...heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of dangerous heat is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees. Drink plenty of fluids...stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out of direct sunshine. Remember...the elderly...very Young...and people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme heat. Friends...relatives... and neighbors should check on people who may be at risk.

When possible...reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or the 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 your 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 911.