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Heat Advisory
Statement as of 3:19 AM EDT on August 21, 2014

...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM EDT this evening...

* heat index values...could reach up to 108 degrees due to temperatures in the mid to upper 90s...and dewpoints in the low to mid 70s.

* Timing...the highest heat indices will occur during the early through late afternoon hours.

* Impacts...the combination of heat and humidity will make for dangerous conditions...especially outside in the direct sun and in non air conditioned homes and businesses. Make sure the elderly and children are cared for. Leave plenty of water and available shade for outside pets and livestock.

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 911.

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