Heat Advisory

Published 07/28 2015 11:23AM

Updated 07/28 2015 12:23PM

Issued at: 07/28/2015 12:00:00 PM CDT
Expires on: 07/28/2015 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Wapello IAZ075-085-086-095>097-290000- /O.CON.KDMX.HT.Y.0006.150728T1700Z-150729T0000Z/ MAHASKA-MONROE-WAPELLO-WAYNE-APPANOOSE-DAVIS- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...OSKALOOSA...ALBIA...OTTUMWA...CORYDON... SEYMOUR...ALLERTON...HUMESTON...CENTERVILLE...BLOOMFIELD 1121 AM CDT TUE JUL 28 2015 ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * TEMPERATURE...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. PEAK HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105. * IMPACTS...ANYONE WORKING OUTDOORS AND THOSE WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS MAY EXPERIENCE HEAT STRESS. PLEASE TAKE APPROPRIATE PRECAUTIONS. 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. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS...IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS 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. && $$

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