HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS CO SAT 7/23, 2PM TO 8PM, TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES!

Heat Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY FOR ATHENS COUNTY WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM SATURDAY 7/23.

  • HEAT INDEX VALUES – UP TO 103 DUE TO TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 80S AND DEWPOINTS IN THE MID 70S.
  • IMPACTS – HEAT STROKE, HEAT EXHAUSTION AND OTHER HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES CAN QUICKLY OCCUR IF YOU SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME OUTDOORS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
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 NEIGHBORS.

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 IMMEDIATELY.

 

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