Severe Weather Alerts - Elkton, FL

  • Heat Advisory

    Heat Advisory in effect from 12:00 PM EDT until 8:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM EDTTHIS EVENING...

* TEMPERATURE...HIGHS INLAND TODAY RANGING FROM 96 TO 100...WITH HIGHS AT THE COAST IN THE LOW TO MID 90S.

* MAXIMUM HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 TO 108.

* IMPACTS...THESE CONDITIONS WILL INCREASE THE RISK OF HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES...SUCH AS HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HEAT ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN THE COMBINATION OF HOTTEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITIES CREATES HEAT INDICES OF108 DEGREES OR HIGHER. THE HEAT INDEX IS A MEASURE OF HOW HOT ITFEELS WHEN THE EFFECT OF HUMIDITY COMBINE WITH THE TEMPERATURE.HIGH HEAT INDEX VALUES CAN CREATE DANGEROUSLY HOT CONDITIONSWHERE INDIVIDUALS MAY BECOME CRITICALLY EXHAUSTED IF OUTDOORS.DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONING IFPOSSIBLE...REMAIN OUT OF THE SUN...AND CHECK ON RELATIVES ANDNEIGHBORS WHO MAY BE SENSITIVE TO HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES. TAKEEXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHENPOSSIBLE...RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OREVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEATSTROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHENPOSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOORWORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDSSCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONEDENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOLAND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY...CALL 911.

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