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Expect worrisome heat index values ​​of up to 108 in West Alabama

Expect worrisome heat index values ​​of up to 108 in West Alabama
Expect worrisome heat index values ​​of up to 108 in West Alabama

Another summer day in the south.

Another day with rising heat index values.

Please note that hot temperatures and high humidity can cause heat illness.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a “heat warning” until 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4.

READ MORE: Weather, Rain, Temperature and Heat Index Guide for July 4 in West Alabama

In some areas temperatures can reach up to 42 – 43 degrees Celsius. This is dangerous.

Townsquare Media Coverage Area Counties under the “Heat Warning”

Bibb

Fayette

Green

Healthy

Lamar

Perry

Pickens

Sumter

Tuscaloosa

Walking aid

Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

NWS PRECAUTIONARY/READY-MADE ACTIONS

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, avoid the sun and check on relatives and neighbors.

Small children and pets should never be left unattended in the vehicle.

Take special precautions when working or spending time outdoors. If possible, postpone strenuous activities until early morning or evening.

Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

If possible, wear light, loose-fitting clothing and drink plenty of water.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recommends taking frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments to reduce the risk of working outdoors.

Anyone suffering from the heat should be taken to a cool and shady place.

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