Heat Advisory expanded, extended ’til Sunday

(EDITOR’S NOTE: THE HEAT ADVISORY THAT WAS IN EFFECT FRIDAY HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AND THE AREA IT COVERS HAS BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE MORE COUNTIES ADJOINING HALL.)

FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE:

HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Heat index values up to 109.

* WHERE…Portions of central, east central, north central, northeast, northwest, southeast and west central Georgia.

* WHEN…Until 8 PM EDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Take extra precautions if you work outside or are participating in recreational activities. Children and young adults participating in sports will experience a higher risk of heat stress. When possible, consider rescheduling or postponing strenuous activities to early morning or evening.

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. 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.”