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Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:10 AM CDT on August 23, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Monday...

A heat advisory remains in effect until 7 PM CDT Monday.

* Timing...heat index values will peak between noon and 6 PM each day through Monday. There are indications that this dangerous heat will likely continue into Tuesday as well.

* Heat index values...the heat index will peak from 100 to 109 degrees in the afternoon hours. Monday is likely to have the highest heat index values during the period.

* Impacts...the combination of hot temperatures...high humidity and fairly light winds will lead to an increased risk of heat related stress and illness. The effects are cumulative the longer the heat persists. The very Young...the elderly...those without air conditioning...and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Car interiors will reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat the heat...check the back seat! Never leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle.

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 9 1 1.

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will 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.


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