Heat Advisories Issued for Parts of North/Central Alabama on Thursday

| July 15, 2020 @ 3:20 pm

From NWS Huntsville (North Alabama)…

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 107 expected.

* WHERE…Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, and Lawrence counties.

* WHEN…From noon to 7 PM CDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.


From NWS Birmingham (Central Alabama)…

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Peak afternoon heat index values 105 to 108 are expected.

* WHERE…Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Marion, Pickens, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties.

* WHEN…From noon to 7 PM CDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

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 heatstroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. 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. Heatstroke is an emergency! Call 9-1-1.

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