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HEAT ADVISORY ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

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The National Weather Service has issued a HEAT ADVISORY from noon until 7 p.m. central Friday, July 30, 2021 for the following counties:

BLEDSOE, BRADLEY, RHEA, MEIGS, and MCMINN

These are the only counties in our area in the advisory as of 4 p.m. central, Thursday, July 29, 2021. It is possible more can be added later.

Heat index values up to or slightly over 105 can be expected in the counties in the advisory. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

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 911.


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