Heat Advisory: June 16, 2015 | Beaufort County Now | This message comes from the National Weather Service and should be passed on to all Supervisors of employees and First Responders operating outside in the heat.

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Heat Advisory: June 16, 2015

News Release:

    This message comes from the National Weather Service and should be passed on to all Supervisors of employees and First Responders operating outside in the heat. If we have a fire an early request for additional mutual aid should be considered. Once a person suffers a heat related (heat stroke or heat exhaustion) they will be 50% more likely to suffer the same problem in the future in a shorter period of high heat exposure. In this heat we should encourage water and other appropriate liquid intake of our fellow employees and insure liquids are readily available to people out in this heat or those anticipating being exposed to the heat outside. We lead by example and heat injuries are unnecessary injuries as they are easily preventable injuries. This weather pattern is expected to continue the rest of the week with Heat index forecast to remain above 100 degrees every afternoon:

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 340 AM EDT TUE JUN 16 2015

    ...HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS HEAT CONDITIONS AGAIN TODAY ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA...

    .A SOUTHERLY FLOW OF HOT AND HUMID AIR WILL CONTINUE ACROSS EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH INTO THE LOW 100S INLAND AND IN THE LOWER TO MIDDLE 90S AT THE BEACHES DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE HOT TEMPERATURES WILL COMBINE WITH HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS TO PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 105 DEGREES. WHILE TODAY WILL LIKELY BE THE HOTTEST DAY OF THE CURRENT HEATWAVE, HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO BE IN THE 90S FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK WHILE HUMIDITY LEVELS REMAIN HIGH. THIS WILL RESULT IN HEAT INDEX VALUES AROUND 100 DEGREES THROUGH WEEKS END.

    NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-103-104-162300- /O.CON.KMHX.HT.Y.0002.150616T1500Z-150616T2300Z/MARTIN-PITT-WASHINGTON-TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-GREENE-BEAUFORT-MAINLAND HYDE-DUPLIN-LENOIR-JONES-CRAVEN-PAMLICO-CARTERET-ONSLOW-OUTER BANKS DARE-OUTER BANKS HYDE-INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILLIAMSTON...ROBERSONVILLE... GREENVILLE...PLYMOUTH...COLUMBIA...SNOW HILL...HOOKERTON...

    WASHINGTON...RIVER ROAD...WALLACE...WARSAW...ROSE HILL... KENANSVILLE...BEULAVILLE...MAGNOLIA...KINSTON...MAYSVILLE... POLLOCKSVILLE...TRENTON...NEW BERN...HAVELOCK...VANCEBORO... RIENTAL...ALLIANCE...BAYBORO...ARAPAHOE...MINNESOTT BEACH... VANDEMERE...STONEWALL...MOREHEAD CITY...BEAUFORT...EMERALD ISLE...

    NEWPORT...JACKSONVILLE...KILL DEVIL HILLS...KITTY HAWK... NAGS HEAD...SOUTHERN SHORES

    340 AM EDT TUE JUN 16 2015

    ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

    * HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 105.

    * TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...HEAT INDICES WILL REACH UP TO 107 DEGREES...LEADING TO AN INCREASED RISK FOR SERIOUS HEAT ILLNESSES FOR THOSE NOT TAKING THE PROPER PRECAUTIONS...ESPECIALLY WHEN SPENDING AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME OUTDOORS.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

    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 IN THE SHADE IF POSSIBLE...AND CHECK IN 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 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.


    John Pack

    Coordinator, Beaufort County Emergency Services

     1420 Highland Drive
     Washington, NC 27889
     (252)946-2046 Office   •   (252) 975-6802 Fax   •   john.pack@co.beaufort.nc.us
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