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Illinois, St. Clair

Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:59 AM CDT on July 26, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on July 26, 2014


... Heat advisory remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
7 PM CDT this evening...

* timing... a dangerous combination of heat and humidity is
expected to begin by early this afternoon and remain so through
early evening.

* Heat index values... up to 106 due to temperatures in the mid
to upper 90s... and dewpoints in the lower 70s.

* Impacts... the combination of hot temperatures and high
humidity will likely lead to an increased risk of heat-
related stress and illness. The very Young... the elderly...
those without air conditioning... and those participating in
strenuous outdoor activities will be the most susceptible.
Also... car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter
of minutes.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory is issued when high temperature and humidity
levels are expected to make it feel like it is 105 degrees or
greater.

People in the St. Louis metropolitan area can get information
about cooling centers or energy assistance related to the
excessive heat by calling the United way of greater St. Louis at
800-427-4626... or if calling from a land line phone dial 2-1-1.
You can also call cool down St. Louis at 314-241-7668.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to the 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 immediately.




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