Heat advisory in effect from 10 am this morning to 8 PM CDT
this evening…

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a heat
advisory… which is in effect from 10 am this morning to 8 PM CDT
this evening.

* Heat index readings… between 105 and 110 degrees

* timing… between 10 am and 8 PM CDT

* impacts… heat related illnesses such as heat exhaustion or heat
stroke can occur quickly to anyone working outdoors or
participating in outdoor activities. Also… remember not to
leave children or pets unattended in vehicles for any length of
time. Look before you lock.

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids… stay in an air-conditioned
room… stay out of the sun… and check up on relatives and

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 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