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Watches & Warnings

Heat Advisory
Issued: 7:53 PM EDT Jul. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Heat advisory remains in effect from 10 am to 8 PM EDT
... Heat advisory will expire at 8 PM EDT this evening...

* areas affected: central and eastern Virginia... northeast North
Carolina... and the lower Eastern Shore.

* Maximum forecast heat index values: 105 to 109 degrees.

* Timing: peak heat indices are expected during the afternoon
hours Saturday, but some locations near the coast may see
values peak by late morning through early afternoon.

* Impacts: prolonged exposure or any strenuous activity may lead
to heat related illnesses that require immediate medical

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a 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

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.