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Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 9:23 PM EDT Jul. 18, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 11 am to 8 PM EDT
Friday...

* areas affected: central and eastern Virginia and the lower
Maryland and Virginia Eastern Shore.

* Hazards: high heat indices.

* Maximum forecast heat index values: heat index values between
105 to 109 degrees Friday afternoon.

* Timing: 11 am to 8 PM Friday.

* Impacts: prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead
to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical
attention.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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.