Statement as of 10:55 AM July 03, 2012
...Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM CDT /10 PM EDT/ Wednesday...
* temperature...high temperatures today will climb into the
upper 90s to around 100 degrees...with highs 100 to 104 on
* Heat indices...peak heat index readings today and on Wednesday
will be between 100 and 107 degrees.
* Other...if current forecasts hold then additional heat
advisories and warnings will likely be issued for Thursday
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.
A heat advisory means that a period of hot weather is expected.
High 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.
Children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during hot weather when the car interior can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes!