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|Heat Advisory||Statement as of 12:20 PM CDT on July 21, 2017|
... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT Saturday...
* temperature... afternoon maximum temperatures will range from
97 to 105 degrees today and Saturday. The extreme heat and the
humid air mass will create heat index values 103 to 108.
* Impacts... heat exhaustion and heat stroke are possible for
persons working or playing outside.
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
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.