Published: 07/03/2018 @ 03:10 PM
Updated: 07/03/2018 @ 03:10 PM
Heat Advisory Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, De Kalb, Fulton, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, La Porte, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Starke, Wabash, Wells, White and Whitley Counties.
HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON EDT /11 AM CDT/ TO 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ WEDNESDAY.
*Temperatures will reach into the upper 80s to low 90s Wednesday afternoon. Heat indices will range from 97 to 100 degrees through Wednesday afternoon.
*The heat will lead to hazardous conditions particularly for the elderly,those with preexisting health conditions and pets. Little in the way of beneficial cooling will occur overnight in homes without air conditioning.
*Keep in mind that heat indices are in areas with at least some shading. People in full sunshine could experience heat indices several degrees warmer.
Instructions: 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 out of the sun 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 911.