Heat Safety Tips

Beat the Heat with Heat Safety Tips from the National Weather Service!

Temperatures from Tuesday through Thursday are expected to reach the middle to upper 90s across Central Indiana. This, coupled with high levels of relative humidity, will result in afternoon heat index values of 105 degrees or hotter across the area.

Because of the expected dangerous values of heat index, the National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for all of Central Indiana during the afternoon hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. A Heat Advisory is issued when heat index values near 105 degrees are expected.

Here are heat safety tips from the National Weather Service:

Slow down.

Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.

Dress for summer.

Lightweight light-colored clothing reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain normal temperatures.

Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids.

Your body needs water to keep cool. Drink plenty of fluids even if you don’t feel thirsty. Do not drink alcoholic beverages.

Spend more time in air-conditioned places.

Air conditioning in homes and other buildings markedly reduces danger from the heat. If you cannot afford an air conditioner, spending some time each day (during hot weather) in an air conditioned environment affords some protection.

Don’t get too much sun.

Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation that much more difficult

Additional information is available at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/brochures/heat_wave.shtml

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