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Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:10 AM CDT on August 20, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on August 24, 2014


... Heat advisory in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT
Sunday...

The National Weather Service in St Louis has issued a heat
advisory... which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT Sunday.

* Timing... dangerous levels of heat and humidity will begin on
Wednesday afternoon... and will continue for the rest of the week
and into the upcoming weekend.

* Heat index values... up to 105 due to temperatures in the mid
90s... and dewpoints around 70.

* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will likely lead to an increased risk of heat- related stress
and illness. The very Young... the elderly... those without air
conditioning... and those participating in strenuous outdoor
activities will be the most susceptible. Also... car interiors
can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Beat the
heat... check the backseat! Never leave children or pets
unattended in a vehicle... not even for a minute.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to the 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 9-1-1 immediately.





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