Heat advisory in effect for Southwest Georgia

Warning signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. CLICK TO ENLARGE

On Friday, July 17, The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of Southwest Georgia, the central and western portions of the Florida Big Bend and parts of the eastern Florida Panhandle.

The heat advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Friday.

The National Weather Service says temperatures will be in the mid to high 90’s, and the heat index will make it feel as hot as 110 degrees outside. A heat advisory means that heat indices of 109 to 113 degrees are expected.

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. Heat stroke is an emergency…call 911.
  • Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. Stay out of the sun in an air conditioned room if possible.

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