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Marion County OH Sheriff's Office
Thursday July 21st, 2011 :: 09:41 a.m. EDT
Advisory

Heat Advisory Issued

...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THISMORNING TO 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING...

OPPRESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE REGION ON THURSDAY WITH TEMPERATURES APPROACHING 100 DEGREES. THESE HOT TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH HIGH HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL PRODUCE HEAT INDEX VALUES OF 105 TO 115 DEGREES FROM LATE MORNING INTO THURSDAY
EVENING. THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HIGH HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL POSE A SIGNIFICANT RISK OF HEAT ILLNESS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT-RELATED ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF
THE SUN...AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS.

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 911.

Address/Location
Marion County OH Sheriff's Office
889 Marion-Williamsport Rd E
Marion, OH 43302

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 740-382-8244

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