HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT FRIDAY... The National Weather Service in Wichita has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Friday.
* Heat Index Values...Around 105 degrees during the afternoon and early evening hours today and again on Friday. Overnight low temperatures may not offer much relief, especially for those without air conditioning.
* Impacts...Exposure to the heat without a way to cool down may lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and possibly 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 9 1 1. A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will create conditions where heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids and stay in an air conditioned room if possible. Stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors. Temperatures within vehicles can become lethal in a few minutes. Never leave children or pets in vehicles. Remember to beat the heat, check the backseat.