The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Wayne, Reynolds, and Iron Counties from noon Saturday, July 18 through Sunday, July 19 at 7 p.m.
Temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid 90’s with heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees.
Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned rooms, 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. You should take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. It is important to 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. If you think you are experiencing heat stroke symptoms, you should call 911.