Heat Advisory: July, 28, 2016
Happy to say that for most of us we got a brief break from the heat thanks to the Thunderstorms of last night. However, the NWS has issued a heat advisory for today, however, the good news; there is a chance that will be the last one for the month of July. I must admit that we here at the office have trouble distinguishing much of a difference between 106 degree heat index, (heat advisory threshold is 105 degrees) for this afternoon and tomorrows forecast heat index of 103 degrees. It is still going to be very hot today and tomorrow which continues to pose a danger for individuals working extensively outside and First Responders at an accident scene or fire. You have demonstrated great leadership during this heat wave and proven your agencies can get your respective jobs completed safely in a hostile weather environment.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC 348 AM EDT THU JUL 28 2016
...HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY...
.TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO UPPER 90S COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY VALUES WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDICES 105 TO 109 DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. ...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDT
* HEAT INDEX VALUES...UP TO 110.
* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
* IMPACTS...HEAT RELATED ILLNESS CAN OCCUR WITH PROLONGED
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. KEEP PETS INSIDE IF POSSIBLE.
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 safe and remember there is a 30% chance of thunderstorms, possibly severe, from 3:00pm through midnight tonight.
Short of fixing the hot weather if there is anything else we can do to assist you please give us a call.
Coordinator, Beaufort County Emergency Services
1420 Highland Drive
Washington, NC 27889
(252) 975-6802 Fax firstname.lastname@example.org