LIBERTY August 8, 2019 - Very warm temperatures coupled with high humidity will yield
heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees over much of the
area this afternoon and again on Thursday afternoon.
... HEAT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...
* EVENT...High heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees.
* TIMING...Afternoon and early evening.
* IMPACT...Increased risk of heat-related illnesses including
heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
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.
Each year...a number of fatalities occur nationwide due to
children accidentally being left in vehicles during the summer
months. In the past dozen years...500 children have died due to
hyperthermia after being left in or gaining access to cars. Never
leave children or pets unattended in a vehicle not even for a
minute. Remember...beat the heat...check the backseat.