Excessive Heat Warning


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORTHERN INDIANA HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM EDT SATURDAY. THE EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. HAZARDOUS WEATHER… * AFTERNOON TO EARLY EVENING TEMPERATURES FROM TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY WILL BE IN THE 90S WITH HEAT INDICES FROM AROUND 105 TO 110 DEGREES. IMPACTS… * HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY FOR THOSE SPENDING PROLONGED PERIODS OUTSIDE OR IN NON-AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. * PROLONGED HEAT IS MOST DANGEROUS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE ELDERLY. * CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL TEMPERATURES IN MINUTES. * DIRECT SUN ON PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS WILL ACCENTUATE CHANCES FOR HEAT ILLNESSES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES WILL OCCUR. THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS…STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM…STAY OUT OF THE SUN… AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. MAKE SURE PETS AND OTHER ANIMALS HAVE A COOL ENVIRONMENT WITH WATER AVAILABLE.

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