NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: Urgent advisory issued

Staff Writer

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
301 PM EDT THU JUL 21 2016

FOR WHITLEY COUNTY

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/
SATURDAY...

HAZARDOUS WEATHER...

* TEMPERATURES...HIGHS IN THE LOW 90S FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. LOWS
IN THE 70S WILL PROVIDE LITTLE RELIEF FROM THE HUMIDITY AT
NIGHT.

* MAXIMUM AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES...NEAR 100 DEGREES LATE
THIS AFTERNOON...100 TO 107 DEGREES FRIDAY...AND NEAR 100
DEGREES ON SATURDAY.

* DANGEROUS HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY.

IMPACTS...

* IMPACTS...THERE IS A HIGH RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES FOR
PEOPLE WITH PROLONGED OUTDOOR EXPOSURE...OR WITHOUT ACCESS TO
AIR CONDITIONING. THE ELDERLY...SMALL CHILDREN...AND PETS ARE
ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE HEAT.

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.

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