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Heat warning issued for southern Alabama for Tuesday
Heat warning issued for southern Alabama for Tuesday

At 12:48 p.m. on Monday, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory effective Tuesday between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. for Choctaw, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh and Covington counties.

The weather service describes: “Heat index values ​​of up to 108 degrees expected.”

“Hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat illnesses,” comments the weather service.

Hot weather safety: Weather service tips for safety and health

  • Drink enough: Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Find a cool shelter: Stay in an air-conditioned room.
  • Avoid exposure to sunlight: Avoid the sun and look after relatives and neighbors.
  • Safety of children and pets: Never leave small children and pets unattended in a car, especially in hot weather, as the vehicle interior can become dangerously hot within a few minutes.
  • Be careful outdoors: If you work or spend time outdoors, be sure to take extra safety precautions.
  • Optimal time: If possible, schedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening to ensure more favorable conditions.
  • Detecting heat-related problems: Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Stay cool with clothes: Wear light and loose-fitting clothing.

Additional recommendations for outdoor workers:

  • The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommends that people working outdoors take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned areas.
  • If someone succumbs to the heat, move the person to a cool, shady place immediately.
  • In emergency situations, dial 911 for immediate assistance.

These heat safety recommendations from the NWS are critical to your well-being during high temperatures. Stay informed and take the necessary steps to protect yourself and others from the potentially dangerous effects of heat.

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By Aurora