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Weakley County Emergency Management
Sunday July 21st, 2019 :: 03:12 a.m. CDT

Alert

Heat Advisory until 08:00PM

...Dangerous heat will affect portions of the Mid-South today... The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM CDT this evening.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...Around 105 degrees.

* TIMING...11 AM to 8 PM CDT today.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity will result in an increased risk for heat-related illnesses. The very young, the elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. Remember to check the backseat! The effects will worsen with each successive day of the heat and humidity.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HAYWOOD ... GREENE ... WEAKLEY ... CROCKETT ... TIPTON ... OBION ... CRAIGHEAD ... PEMISCOT ... CLAY ... MISSISSIPPI ... CROSS ... DYER ... GIBSON ... SHELBY ... ST. FRANCIS ... CRITTENDEN ... LAUDERDALE ... POINSETT ... LAKE ... DUNKLIN

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. 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.

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:
Moderate - Possible 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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