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Weakley County Emergency Management
Wednesday July 4th, 2018 :: 03:38 a.m. CDT

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Heat Advisory until 10:00PM

...Dangerous heat is expected across much of the Mid-South today... ...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING... The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 10 PM CDT this evening.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 to 107 degrees

* TIMING...This afternoon and early evening

* IMPACTS...The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes

* AFFECTED AREAS: BENTON ... CARROLL ... CHESTER ... CROCKETT ... DECATUR ... DYER ... FAYETTE ... GIBSON ... HARDEMAN ... HARDIN ... HAYWOOD ... HENDERSON ... HENRY ... LAKE ... LAUDERDALE ... MADISON ... MCNAIRY ... OBION ... SHELBY ... TIPTON ... WEAKLEY

Instructions:

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 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 9 1 1.

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Address/Location
Weakley County Emergency Management
Old 22
Dresden, TN 38225

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 731-364-5454

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Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Heat Advisory

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