heat advisory in effect

409 AM CDT MON AUG 16 2010
HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
ANOTHER VERY HOT DAY IS EXPECTED TODAY WITH HEAT INDEX VALUES
LIKELY PEAKING IN THE 105 TO 110 DEGREE RANGE DURING THE AFTERNOON
AND EARLY EVENING HRS.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.
IF YOU PLAN TO BE OUTSIDE.AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE OR STRENUOUS
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY. YOUR BODY CAN LOSE UP TO A GALLON OF WATER AN
HOUR THROUGH PERSPIRATION. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS TO AVOID
DEHYDRATION. ALCOHOLIC & CAFFEINATED BEVERAGES CAN INCREASE THE
RATE OF WATER LOSS IN YOUR BODY.INCREASING THE RISK OF HEAT
EXHAUSTION OR STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT.LIGHT-COLORED.LOOSE-
FITTING CLOTHING. WEAR A HAT TO SHIELD YOURSELF FROM THE SUN.
AND USE A SUNSCREEN TO REDUCE POSSIBLE SUNBURN.
HEAT KILLS. CHILDREN & PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN
VEHICLES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING
WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL
TEMPS IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

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