National Weather Service Extends Heat Advisory Through Friday Ahead of Scorching Heat in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has continued a Heat Advisory through 7 p.m. Friday as brutal heat and humidity create dangerous conditions in central Alabama.
The text of the advisory is as follows:
...HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT FRIDAY... * WHAT...Afternoon heat index values 104 to 108. * WHERE...All of Central Alabama. * WHEN...Until 7 PM CDT Friday. * IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.
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