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Heat advisory today and Saturday

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a heat advisory in effect from 12 p.m. today through 10 p.m. Saturday.

Heat index values near 105 are expected throughout Northwest Indiana.

“Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illness to occur,” NWS said. “Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, 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.”

“Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside,” NWS added. “When possible re-schedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. To reduce the 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 911.”


Posted 7/17/2020




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