Weather Alert: Heat Advisory with a heat index of up to 108 possible Tuesday

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for noon to 8 p.m. for today, Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Heat index values up to 108 are expected for portions of central and west central Georgia, including Walton and surrounding counties. Thunderstorms, however, are also possible again for the local area in the afternoon and into the evening.

IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. 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 lightweight and loose fitting clothing when possible. 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.

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