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Weakley County Emergency Management
Sunday August 11th, 2019 :: 03:23 a.m. CDT

Alert

Heat Advisory until 10:00AM Tuesday

...Dense fog this morning then dangerous heat wave expected across the Mid-South today through Tuesday evening... The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 10 AM Monday to 10 AM CDT Tuesday. An Excessive Heat Watch has also been issued. This Excessive Heat Watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

* VISIBILITY...A quarter mile or less at times.

* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105 degrees or greater Monday afternoon and evening. Around 110 degrees or greater Tuesday afternoon and evening. Little relief will occur during the overnight hours as low temperatures will remain in the mid to upper 70s.

* TIMING...Through 9 AM CDT for the Dense Fog. Dangerous Heat will occur Monday through Tuesday evening.

* IMPACTS...Reduced visibility will cause hazardous driving conditions. If driving, slow down, use your low beam headlights, and leave plenty of distance ahead of you. The dangerous heat could cause heat stroke or heat exhaustion. Try to stay inside an air-conditioned building. Drink plenty of fluids. Keep an eye on the elderly, children, and individuals who do not have air-conditioning or work outdoors. Remember to check the backseat for children and pets when exiting vehicles.

* AFFECTED AREAS: HENRY ... PRENTISS ... WEAKLEY ... CROCKETT ... DECATUR ... OBION ... ALCORN ... CHESTER ... HENDERSON ... MADISON ... HARDIN ... DYER ... MCNAIRY ... GIBSON ... CARROLL ... TISHOMINGO ... BENTON ... LAKE

Instructions:

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. 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
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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