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Heat Advisory: July 15, 2016

News Release:

    Good Morning Everyone:

    If July has been this warm I wonder what August is going to bring with it to the area. A heat advisory has been issued once again for today and I hope we aren't getting a common place attitude toward the dangers it brings to outdoor working conditions.

    320 AM EDT FRI JUL 15 2016

    ......DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY TODAY...

    .THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES IN THE MID 90S AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL LEAD TO HEAT INDEX VALUES IN EXCESS OF 105 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. 320 AM EDT FRI JUL 15 2016

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

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY HAS ISSUED A HEAT ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING.

    * HEAT INDEX VALUES...FROM 105 TO 108 FOR SEVERAL HOURS.

    * TIMING...FROM MIDDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING TODAY.

    * IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS CAN OCCUR WITH PROLONGED

    EXPOSURE.

    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 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.

    Please stay weather aware as the heat does have an accumulative effect on your body. The chance of a severe thunderstorm beginning after 2:00pm increases to 40% so please stay weather aware. Lightning has been known to strike people who are standing outside as far as ten miles from the storm so we cannot ignore the possibility of a lightning strike as we work or when we play.

    Have a good weekend.


    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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