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Jefferson County HSEM
Thursday July 18th, 2019 :: 03:23 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Excessive Heat Watch until 10:00PM Sunday

* HEAT INDEX VALUES...Potentially 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon. Heat indices will likely remain around 80 each night, greatly increasing the risk for heat related illnesses.

* IMPACTS...Dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stress or heat stroke to those outside or without access to air conditioning.

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

Instructions:

An Excessive Heat Watch means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures is possible. Prepare for extreme temperatures and high humidity which could result in heat illnesses. Take extra precautions if you must 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
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:
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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