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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 3:37 AM CDT Jul. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning in effect from noon today to 9 PM CDT
this evening...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued an
excessive heat warning, which is in effect from noon today to
9 PM CDT this evening. The heat advisory for this area is no
longer in effect.

* Event... heat and humidity will combine to produce dangerous heat
index values from 110 to 114 degrees.

* Areas affected... parts of central and southern Arkansas.

* Temperature... high temperatures will be in the 100 to 103 degree
range in central and southern areas.

* Impacts... an excessive heat warning means a period of hot
temperatures and elevated humidity levels will produce very high
heat index values. It will create a situation in which heat
illnesses are possible.

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 9 1 1.

   An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of
dangerously hot temperatures will occur. The combination of hot
temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous
situation in which heat illnesses are likely. Drink plenty of
fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room... stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.

   Young children and pets should never be left unattended in
vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during
warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal
temperatures in a matter of minutes.

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