...Heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Thursday...
The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Thursday.
* Locations...portions of central Georgia from Columbus to Macon to Warrenton and south.
* Heat index values...around 105.
* Impacts...heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible.
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 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 911.