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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 4:24 PM EDT Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect from noon Friday to
8 PM EDT Saturday...

* heat index values... up to 107 due to temperatures in the mid
90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* Timing... Friday afternoon through Saturday evening. The
highest heat index values will occur late afternoon into the
early evening but little relief will occur overnight with low
temperatures only dipping to the mid 70s to around 80 degrees.

* Impacts... the heat and humidity may cause heat stress during
outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

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 is issued when a prolonged period of
dangerously hot weather will occur. The combination of high
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.