Issued at: 8:01 PM EDT on July 24, 2016, expires at: 8:00 PM EDT on July 25, 2016
- ...Heat advisory remains in effect from noon to 8 PM EDT Monday...
- areas affected: central Virginia...the Northern Neck...and the Eastern Shore.
- Heat index values: 105 to 109.
- Timing: Monday afternoon through early evening.
- Impacts: prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical attention. 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 in the shade if possible...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.