HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY

432 AM CDT WED AUG 18 2010
HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.
THE HEAT ADVISORY CONTINUES IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT. HIGH
HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL ONCE AGAIN COMBINE WITH HOT AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING TEMPS TO PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES BETWEEN
105 & 110 DEGREES.
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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