The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Athens County from 12:00PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2022 until 8:00PM, Thursday, June 16, 2022
- WHAT…Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to110 possible.
- WHERE…Portions of southeast Ohio, northeast Kentucky and western and southwestern West Virginia.
- WHEN…From 12:00PM, Tuesday, June 6, 2022 until 8:00PM, Thursday, June 16, 2022.
- IMPACTS…Extreme heat and humidity will significantly increase the potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for sensitive populations and those working or participating in outdoor activities.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on thissituation. Be prepared to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relativesand neighbors.
Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances. This is especially true during warm or hot weather when car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes.