Heat warning for central Alabama until Tuesday evening

Heat warning for central Alabama until Tuesday evening
Heat warning for central Alabama until Tuesday evening

At 2:17 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory effective from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday for Lamar, Fayette, Walker, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Sumter, Greene, Hale, Perry, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Tallapoosa, Chambers, Marengo, Dallas, Autauga, Lowndes, Elmore, Montgomery, Macon, Bullock, Lee, Russell, Pike and Barbour counties.

The weather service adds: “Heat index values ​​of 105 to 106 degrees expected.”

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

Tips from the weather service for safe survival during heat waves

  • Drink enough: Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking 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 when the temperature inside the vehicle can become life-threateningly hot within minutes.
  • Be careful outdoors: Take special precautions when working or spending time outdoors.
  • Plan your activities wisely: If possible, postpone strenuous activities until the early morning or evening.
  • Detecting heat-related problems: Recognize the warning signs and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
  • Stay cool with clothes: Wear light and loose-fitting clothing.

Additional tips 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 becomes overwhelmed by the heat, quickly move them to a cool, shady place.
  • In case of emergency, call 911 for immediate assistance.

These NWS heat safety guidelines are important to protect your well-being during high temperatures. Stay well informed and take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and others from the potential dangers of extreme heat.

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