Issued at: 3:00 PM EDT on July 23, 2016, expires at: 8:00 PM EDT on July 24, 2016
- ...Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM EDT Sunday... The National Weather Service in Newport/Morehead City has issued a heat advisory...which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM EDT Sunday.
- Heat index values...up to 107.
- Timing...midday through early evening.
- Impacts... 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. 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.