Heat Advisory Extended Through Thursday For Western & Central Oklahoma (7/25/2011)

The heat advisory is now in effect until 7 PM CDT Thursday.

* Heat index: Reaching 102 to 112 degrees each day. Little overnight relief as low temperatures range from 75 to 83. The heat stress will be amplified by the persistent hot weather.

* Impacts: The risk of heat related illness will continue through this week. Try to remain in an air conditioned
environment and learn to recognize the signs of heat stress. Check on friends, family and pets.

* Precautionary/preparedness actions: Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to the early morning or late evening hours. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety & 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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