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Barbour County OEM / 911
Wednesday July 17th, 2019 :: 11:20 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Excessive Heat Watch until 08:00PM Saturday

The National Weather Service in Charleston has issued an Excessive Heat Watch, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Saturday evening.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Near or above 105 due to temperatures in the mid 90s, and dewpoints in the mid 70s.

* TIMING...Friday afternoon into early evening, and again Saturday afternoon into early evening.

* IMPACTS...Heat stroke, heat exhaustion and other heat related illnesses will be possible, especially if you spend a significant amount of time outdoors, or are involved in any strenuous outdoor activity.

* AFFECTED AREAS: JACKSON ... PUTNAM ... ROANE ... WASHINGTON ... BOYD ... WOOD ... WIRT ... MASON ... MEIGS ... CARTER ... PERRY ... ATHENS ... HARRISON ... LAWRENCE ... TYLER ... LAWRENCE ... KANAWHA ... LEWIS ... MORGAN ... LINCOLN ... VINTON ... CABELL ... WAYNE ... GILMER ... CALHOUN ... PLEASANTS ... GALLIA ... RITCHIE ... JACKSON ... DODDRIDGE ... GREENUP

Instructions:

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous 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.

Address/Location
Barbour County OEM / 911
111 Overlook Dr
Philippi, WV 26416

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-457-5167

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Excessive Heat Watch

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