Heat Warning in effect across area

Published 9:24 am Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 9 until 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Heat indices on Wednesday will range from 105 to 108 degrees.

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The impact of these high temperatures could cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion.


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 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 check up on relatives and neighbors.