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Heat Advisory: June 22, 2015

News Release:

    Good Monday Morning:

    Just your local Emergency Management Office wanting to alert you to the National Weather Service Heat Advisory issued today. Please take note of this issue as it appears we will have another week of heat index's above 100 degrees every day this week if the forecast holds. Please remember that heat injuries are one of the easiest to prevent, but do require us to lead by example when it comes to maintaining hydration, cooling off period and common sense when it concerns unnecessary exposure to the heat. Employees with chronic health issues or recovering from a serious illness or injury are at the higher end of the risk index when it comes to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

    As the week progresses the possibility of severe thunderstorms increases and cloud to ground lighting is likely. Each thunder storm will have the capability of producing damaging winds (60 mph), heavy wind driven rain and hail. I know this is just normal Carolina summer storm patter for us, however, the heat we have been experiencing this month is above normal.

    Heat Advisory

    URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 536 AM EDT MON JUN 22 2015

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

    .THE COMBINATION OF HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO UPPER 90S AND HIGH HUMIDITY VALUES WILL LEAD TO HEAT INDICES OF 105 DEGREES OR GREATER MONDAY AFTERNOON.

    NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>095-098-230000-/O.CON.KMHX.HT.Y.0005.150622T1500Z -150623T0000Z/ MARTIN-PITT-WASHINGTON-TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-GREENE-BEAUFORT- MAINLAND HYDE-DUPLIN-LENOIR-JONES-CRAVEN-PAMLICO-CARTERET-ONSLOW-

    INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WILLIAMSTON...ROBERSONVILLE... GREENVILLE...PLYMOUTH...COLUMBIA...SNOW HILL...HOOKERTON... WASHINGTON...RIVER ROAD...WALLACE...WARSAW...ROSE HILL... ENANSVILLE...BEULAVILLE...MAGNOLIA... KINSTON...MAYSVILLE... POLLOCKSVILLE...TRENTON...NEW BERN...HAVELOCK...VANCEBORO... ORIENTAL...ALLIANCE...BAYBORO...ARAPAHOE...MINNESOTT BEACH... VANDEMERE...STONEWALL...MOREHEAD CITY...BEAUFORT...EMERALD ISLE...NEWPORT...JACKSONVILLE

    536 AM EDT MON JUN 22 2015

    ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO

    8 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

    * HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 108.

    * TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...HEAT INDICES OF 105 TO 109 DEGREES...WILL RESULT IN 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...

    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.

    Let's have a safe week and stay weather aware.


    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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