Published: 06/15/22 @ 5:55 PM – Updated: 06/15/22 @ 5:55 PM
Excessive Heat Warning Issued by NWS NorthernIndiana (Northern Indiana and Northeastern Ohio)
Indiana Target Area: Adams, Allen, Blackford, Cass, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Miami, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT.
*WHAT: For the Excessive Heat Warning, dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 102 through this afternoon.
*WHERE: Portions of northern Indiana and northwest Ohio.
*WHEN: For the Excessive Heat Warning, until midnight EDT tonight.
*IMPACTS: Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses. Particularly vulnerable locations include areas with ongoing power outages and continued clean up efforts.
Instructions: 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. When possible reschedule 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 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 9 1 1.