NWS Birmingham Extends Heat Advisory in Time & Area, Now Expires at 7 pm Wednesday

| July 27, 2021 @ 2:10 pm

NWS Birmingham extends the time of the Heat Advisory currently in effect for Autauga, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson, Lamar, Lee, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Marion, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Shelby, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Walker, and Winston counties until 7 pm Wednesday evening.

NWS Birmingham has also extended the advisory in area to now include Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph, and St. Clair counties.

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 heat stroke. 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. Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 911.

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