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Jefferson County HSEM
Wednesday August 29th, 2018 :: 03:53 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory until 08:00PM

The National Weather Service in Baltimore MD/Washington has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT this evening.

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Around 100 degrees due to temperatures in the lower to middle 90s, and dewpoints in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

* IMPACTS...The heat and humidity may cause heat stress during outdoor exertion or extended exposure.

* AFFECTED AREAS: MORGAN ... WASHINGTON ... FREDERICK ... JEFFERSON ... WARREN ... CLARKE ... BERKELEY

Instructions:

A Heat Advisory means that a period of high temperatures is expected. The combination of high temperatures and high humidity will create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. 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.

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Address/Location
Jefferson County HSEM
28 Industrial Boulevard #101
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 304-728-3290

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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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