Monday, August 26, 2013

ALERT: SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS AND WATCHES

HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* WEATHER CONDITIONS.HIGH TEMPS IN THE 90S.COMBINED  WITH DEWPOINTS IN THE UPPER 60S TO MID 70S.WILL RESULT IN  AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES AVERAGING IN THE UPPER 90S TO  AROUND 105 DEGREES THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPS IS EXPECTED. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS.IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE.RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION & HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT & LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE & DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. CHECK UP ON RELATIVES & NEIGHBORS.& DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES.


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 & SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY.CALL 9 1 1.

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