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Cross-Crittenden-St. Francis-Lee AR-Phillips-Dunklin-Pemiscot-
Including the cities of Pocahontas, Piggott, Corning,
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Wynne, West Memphis, Forrest City, Marianna, Helena, West Helena,
Kennett, and Caruthersville
1202 PM CDT Wed Sep 19 2018
...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...
The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a Heat
Advisory, which is in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening.
* HEAT INDEX READINGS...105F to 108F
* TIMING...from noon CDT to 6pm CDT this evening.
* IMPACTS...high heat will cause stress for individuals who work
outside and for elderly and pets with no means of air
conditioning. Limit your sun exposure and any strenuous outdoor
activities until later in the day and stay well hydrated.
A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned
room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and
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 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.