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Heat Advisory in Effect

July 6, 2012
Shepherdstown Chronicle

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON HAS

ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

* HEAT INDICES...AROUND 105 THIS AFTERNOON. AROUND 110 SATURDAY

AFTERNOON.

* MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES...AROUND 100 TODAY AND SATURDAY.

* IMPACT...HIGH RISK OF HEAT EXHAUSTION OR OTHER HEAT-RELATED

ILLNESS FOR THOSE WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING OR THOSE SPENDING

TIME OUTDOORS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY AND EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH MEAN THAT A PROLONGED

PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED. THE COMBINATION OF HOT

TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL CREATE A DANGEROUS 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 LIGHTWEIGHT 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.

 
 
 

 

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