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Excessive Heat Warning
Issued: 10:21 AM EDT Jul. 20, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Excessive heat warning remains in effect until 8 PM EDT this

* heat index values... around 105 to 110 due to temperatures in
the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* Timing... through this evening.

* Impacts... heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related
illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a
significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any
strenuous outdoor activity. The cumulative impacts of heat on
the human body can be significant when consecutive days of
excessive heat occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing and drink plenty of
water. If possible, spend more time in air conditioned or well-
ventilated places. Reschedule strenuous outdoor activities to
early morning or evening. Friends, relatives, or neighbors should
check on the elderly and people with chronic ailments, who are
usually the first to suffer from heat-related illness.

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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