Athens Co Heat Advisory in effect 8/3/22, 12PM until 8PM, Heat index values up to 102 expected, take extra precautions

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Athens County in effect Wednesday, August 3, 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

* WHAT … Heat index values up to 102 expected.

* WHERE … Portions of northeast Kentucky, southeast Ohio and central, northern, southern and western West Virginia.

* WHEN … Wednesday, August 3, 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

* IMPACTS … Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS … Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible. 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.