Statement as of 3:50 AM CDT on August 17, 2017
Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 17, 2017
... Heat advisory remains in effect from 9 am this morning to 7 PM
CDT this evening...
* temperature... high temperatures in the lower 90s with peak
afternoon heat index values near 106 degrees.
* Impacts... heat related illnesses may be possible for those
outdoors in unshaded areas without proper precautions taken.
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.