...Heat advisory in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening...
The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening.
* Locations...all of southeast South Carolina and southeast Georgia.
* Heat index values...up to 110 degrees due to a combination of high temperatures ranging from 95 to 100 degrees and moderate levels of humidity.
* Impacts...heat and humidity could lead to heat illnesses if proper precautions are not taken.
If you must be outdoors...drink plenty of fluids...wear light weight clothing and stay out of the direct sun. In addition... know the signs of heat illnesses and be sure to check on those who are most susceptible to the heat such as Young children and the elderly. Never leave children and pets in a vehicle... especially with the windows rolled up since temperatures can be much higher inside the vehicle.
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.